About Project Air



Lucas Beck

Hydrologist and Relief Engineer
Center for Comparative and International Studies
ETH Zurich

Madonna

Singer / Songwriter

Kiki Smith

Artist

Stacey Bendet Eisner

Designer
alice + olivia

Dr. Tobias Siegfried

Professor
The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Eddie Stern

Instructor
Ashtanga Yoga, New York

Mardge Cohen, M.D.

Medical Director, WE-ACTx
Professor of Medicine
Rush University

Lucas Beck
Hydrologist and Relief Engineer
Center for Comparative and International Studies
ETH Zurich

"When I worked in Darfur and Angola in refugee camps, I was devastated by the sight of people who had been physically and mentally traumatized. This was especially true for the shockingly high numbers of women that had been raped. Mentally paralyzed, they would struggle just to keep going. Because women are so important in African societies and economies, their well-being has far-reaching consequences for entire families and communities. Knowing how much my own welfare is tied up with yoga, I know what an important role it can play in helping war-scarred people overcome the past and regain their rightful place in the future."