April 30, 2004 by Rocio Rueda NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University finance professor Nancy Oretskin received a Fulbright Grant to study and teach at the University of Haifa in Israel in spring 2005.
The grant will provide Oretskin with funds for travel, lodging, food and other expenses for her six-month stay abroad. She will study the different aspects of water mediation between Israelis and Palestinians and will also teach a 40-hour seminar on mediation and environmental disputes.
Oretskin started the U.S.-Mexico Conflict Resolution Center (CRC) at NMSU and is the center’s current director. She was able to start CRC after receiving a congressional earmark sponsored by Sen. Pete Dominici (R-N.M.). In a project related to her recent Fulbright Grant, Oretskin worked with Third Judicial District Court Judge Jerald Valentine to design a mediation program for use in the adjudication process of the lower Rio Grande River.
Oretskin has taught undergraduate and graduate business law, real estate and business negotiation since she arrived at NMSU in 1989.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation by J. William Fulbright and is designed to increase understanding of the United States and other nations. The program has had more then 250,000 participants from about 140 countries.