Thanks to the pandemic this year, many universities have started online classes. Technology helps, but can it compensate for the experience of living and studying on a foreign campus? Mark Kinra and Jacob Zucker share their experiences of studying at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and their thoughts about online education, on Lokmaanya.
Gauri Noolkar-Oak is a transboundary water conflicts researcher and has studied river basins in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. She is also the Founder of Lokmaanya.
Mark Kinra is a corporate lawyer by profession and geopolitical analyst at heart. He primarily works on South Asia, specializing in Pakistan.
Jacob Zucker is a graduate from Princeton University and has served in the Israeli Defence Forces in the Paratrooper Brigade. He continues to participate in reserves. He is currently pursuing Masters' in Security & Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University.
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