About the Panelists


Water After Borders brings together international participants and speakers from a variety of academic, political, community, and industry settings in order to discuss social issues surrounding the management of transboundary water systems, such as the Great Lakes.

For more information about the individuals involved with Water After Borders, please see biographies for our confirmed speakers, included below.


Panelists



Dr. Rachel Havrelock
Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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H.E. Eng. Saad Abu Hammour
Head of the Jordan Valley Authority


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Gidon Bromberg
Israeli Director at EcoPeace (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East)

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Dr. Kathryn Bryk Friedman
Associate Professor at the University of Buffalo Regional Institute


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Mayor John Dickert
Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Chair - GLSL Cities Initiative


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Kellen Marshall
Doctoral Student in Biology at the University of Illinois, Chicago

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Dr. Stephen Gasteyer
Associate Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University

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Henry L. Henderson
Director, Midwest Program, Natural Resources Defense Council


Henry L. Henderson


Dr. Gail Krantzberg
Professor and Director of the Centre for Engineering and Public Policy at McMaster University
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Mr. Hassan Jirmi
Mayor of Zubeidat
Palestine


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Nader Al-Khateeb
Palestinian Director at EcoPeace (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East)
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Commissioner Debra Shore
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


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Mayor Mitch Twolan
Huron-Kinloss, Ontario, Canada
Vice Chair - GLSL Cities Initiative


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Howard A. Learner
Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Chicago

Howard A. Learner


David Naftzger
Executive Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors

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Samer Alatout
Assoc. Professor, Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at University of Wisconsin

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Dr. Susan Hedman
Administrator for EPA's Region 5 Office in Chicago

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Mr. Khalifah Suliman
Mohammad Aldayyat
Mayor of Dier Allah
Jordan

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Munqueth Mehyar
Jordanian Director at EcoPeace (formerly Friends of the Earth Middle East)
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Mayor Denis Lapointe
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Quebec, Canada
Board Member, GLSL Cities Initiative


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Dr. Carissa Slotterback
Associate Professor, Chair of Urban & Regional Planning Program at the University of Minnesota
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Aaron Koch
Deputy Commissioner for Sustainability, City of Chicago Department of Water Management
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Joel Brammeier
President and CEO,
Alliance for the Great Lakes

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President Mariyana Spyropoulos
Board of Commissioners, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

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Commissioner Lana Pollack
Chair of U.S. Section of the International Joint Commission

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Mr. Ran Molho
Israeli Kinerret (Sea of Galilee)
Drainage Authority

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Peter Mulvaney
Global Water Specialist
at Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, LLP

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Michael Goffin
Environment Canada, Regional Director General - Ontario


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Dr. Wenona Singel
Associate Professor of Law & Associate Director of Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State
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Daniel Injerd
Director, Office of Water Resources, Illinois Department of Natural Resources
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Jumana Vasi
Program Officer
, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation


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