The Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water
Dr. Rachel Havrelock is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specializes in Environmental Humanities. She is the founder and director of the UIC Freshwater Lab, which endeavors to train a new generation of water leaders to communicate Great Lakes water issues to the general public, and to engage unaffiliated groups in water planning.
Dr. Havrelock's focus on her native Great Lakes follows two decades of work in the Middle East. She is the author of River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line (University of Chicago Press) and numerous articles on water, borders, and oil in the Middle East. Dr. Rachel Havrelock serves on the Canadian Aqua Forum and the International Advisory Committee of the trilateral (Israel, Palestinian, and Jordanian) NGO Ecopeace Middle East to link communities supported by the same watershed.