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Nestor Mazzeo Beyhaut (second from the left) won the B’nai B’rith Uruguay “Luz y Verdad” (Light and Truth) Award for 2016.

The B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem will host this week noted Uruguayan scientist and ecologist professor Nestor Mazzeo Beyhaut—winner of the B’nai B’rith Uruguay “Luz y Verdad” (Light and Truth) Award for 2016. He will visit Israel for the first time on May 19 and stay through May 26.
B’nai B’rith Uruguay has brought acclaimed Uruguayan artists and scientists to Israel for the last 30 years as part of its extensive outreach programs. The principal prize of these awards is an all-expense paid trip to Israel where the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem is responsible for crafting and executing an intensive program of professional encounters and touring.
Beyhaut holds a B.S. from the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Uruguay and a Ph.D. from the University of Concepcion in Chile. He is a professor at the Department of Theoretical and Practical Ecology, Faculty of Sciences at the University of Uruguay, and is an associate researcher and research director at the South American Institute of Resilience and Sustainability Studies (SARAS). He has authored and co-authored many scientific papers published in peer-reviewed international journals.
In the course of his visit, Beyhaut will meet with peers from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at The Hebrew University, leaders from the Kinneret Limnological Laboratory, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, School of Environmental Sciences and Tel-Hai College. Beyhaut will also meet with experts at the department of Geosciences at Tel Aviv University; and with researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He will also visit Yarkon River Authority, Ariel Sharon Park and the Hula and En Afek Nature Reserves. Beyhaut will tour Jerusalem, Masada, the Dead Sea, the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem and other religious sites near the Sea of Galilee.
For interviews and further information, please contact B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider at 052-5536441 or