Yitzchak Schnell is a full professor (emeritus), in the Department of Geography and the Human Environment at Tel Aviv University. His research specializations include: social space, notably spaces of human activity in a global reality and minority group inclusion, Arab citizens in Israel, Arab economic entrepreneurs and foreign workers; the Israeli landscape and its representations in literature, art and maps as political and ideological expression; and the study of the urban person’s exposure to environmental constraints and to the healing power of effective green areas. Prof. Schnell has published several books and about 150 academic articles. He has served as president of the Israeli Geographical Society and represented the National Academy of Science at the World Geographical Society, alongside senior positions at Beit Berl College. He joined the board of Sikkuy-Aufoq in 2016.