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   Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs
Tel: +972-2-626-4426 / 628-6566
Fax: +972-2-628 2819
Email: passia@
passia.org
Hind Al-Husseini, Alley, 2 Wadi Al-Joz
P.O. Box 19545, Jerusalem / Al-Quds
  
   
 

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Jerusalem Office
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Opening Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 except Fridays and Sundays
       

Tel: +972-2-626-4426 / 628-6566
Fax: +972-2-628 2819
Hind Al-Husseini, Alley, 2 Wadi Al-Joz
P.O. Box 19545, Jerusalem / Al-Quds
   
New Ramallah office-

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  About PASSIA

  The Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA) was founded in March 1987 by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi and by a group of Palestinian academics and intellectuals in Jerusalem -- Al-Quds Al-Sharif.
   
PASSIA is an Arab non-profit institution located in Jerusalem/Al-Quds with a financially and legally independent status. It is not affiliated with any government, political party or organization.
   
PASSIA seeks to present the Palestinian Question in its national, Arab and international contexts through academic research, dialogue and publication.
 
PASSIA endeavors that research undertaken under its auspices be specialized, scientific and objective and that its symposia and workshops, whether international or intra-Palestinian, be open, self-critical and conducted in a spirit of harmony and cooperation.
 
PASSIA's projects include a series of seminars on Diplomacy and Protocol, Strategic Studies, the European Community, and Education on Democracy. This seminar program provides a much needed focus inside Palestine for training Palestinian graduates in international affairs with lectures and discussions held by the highest quality Palestinian and foreign specialists.
 
PASSIA's involvement in the question of Jerusalem remains extensive. It hosts regular workshops which address different but inter-connected problems concerning the holy city such as access to information, holy sites, Israeli settlement,and viable future municipal arrangements as capital for the two States.
 
PASSIA cooperates and coordinates with other Palestinian institutions both inside and outside Palestine in its persistent efforts to ensure a wider understanding of Palestinian issues.
 
PASSIA, by providing a forum for the free expression and analysis of a plurality of Palestinian perspectives and methodology, strives to develop and clarify its own and others' understanding of international relations as they affect the Palestinian struggle for justice and peace.

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  Board of Trustees

 
   
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi - Chairman
Political scientist; historian; columnist; author; founder and member of various Palestinian, Arab and International institutions; head and founder of PASSIA, Jerusaelm.
   
Ms. Diana Safieh
Owner and manager of a private Palestinian travel company, Jerusalem; member of various Palestinian women organizations, Jerusalem.
 
Dr. Addnan Musallam
Associate Professor of History, Bethlehem University; founder and vice president of al-Liqa' Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land, Bethlehem.
 
Dr. Sari Nusseibeh
Professor of Philosophy; political analyst; author and columnist; President of Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
 
Dr. Bernard Sabella
Professor of Sociology, Bethlehem University; demographer; columnist and author of various studies; Executive Secretary, Middle East Council of Churches, Jerusalem.
 
Dr. Said Zeedani
Professor of Philosophy, Former dean of Faculty of Arts, Birzeit University;
General Director, Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights, Ramallah.
 
Dr. Kamal Abdul Fattah
Professor of Geography, Birzeit University; author of various publications on the geography of Palestine, Jenin.
 
     
     
     
  Administration& Staff

 
PASSIA employs all its staff on an annual contractual basis whether full or part time. The current team handles the execution of all PASSIA projects, with other short-term researchers, editors or assistants commissioned for specific tasks related to these projects.
   
   
Deniz Altayli, Program Director
M.A. Sociology (with Economics and Political Science), Heidelberg University, Germany
 
   
Sana Shannak, Administrative Secretary & Research (2002-2013)
Diploma, Executive Secretary, Ramallah Women's Training Center.
 
Imad Farrah, IT Consultant.
B.A. Information Technology; Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.
 
Wa'el Sa'adi , Auditor (C.P.A)
B.A Acco.unting & Economics; M.B.A Business Administration; Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
 
Aseel Fataftah, Research & Translation (Freelance 2013 - May 2014)
(BA, Modern Languages (Spanish/English); MA, Women Studies, University of Jordan, Amman)
   
 
 
     
     
     
  Financial Support (for PASSIA projects)

  Each year, PASSIA prepares proposals for its projects, based on the policy guidelines of the Board of Trustees and the PASSIA Standards. PASSIA takes this opportunity to acknowledge with gratitude the contributions of the organizations and institutions mentioned.
     
1. Research Studies Program
 
Supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Jerusalem.
     
 

Special Research Project Palestinian Personalities – A Biographic Dictionary
Supported by the by the Japanese Endowment Fund (via UNDP-PAPP, Jerusalem)


Arabic edition: Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Jerusalem

     
 
Special Research Project Palestine in Review – This Was 2003, 2004, and 2005
Supported by the by the Finnish Representative Office in Ramallah
     
 
Special Research Project Documents on Jerusalem (four volumes)
Supported by the by the Finnish Representative Office in Ramallah
     
 
Special Research Project Documents on Palestine (eight volumes)
Supported by the by the Finnish Representative Office in Ramallah and the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), Ramallah
 
 
2. Dialogue Program
 
1995: Financed by income generated from local sales of PASSIA publications
 
1996-1998: Partly supported by The Rockefeller Foundation, New York
 
1999-2004, 2005: PASSIA Forum partly supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jerusalem
 
2006-2007: Supported by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jerusalem
 
 
 
1999-2004: Supported by USAID/West Bank and Gaza Mission, US Embassy, Tel Aviv.
 
 
 
Supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jerusalem.
     
5. The Question of Jerusalem
 
Financed by income generated from local sales of PASSIA publications.
     
6. Religious Studies Unit
 
1999-2003: Supported by Ford Foundation.
 
2004-2005: Canadian Cooperation Fund via the Canadian Representative Office, Ramallah.
 
2006: Financed by income generated from local sales of PASSIA publications
 
2007: Supported by the Dutch Representative Office, Ramallah
     
7. Program on Training and Education in International Affairs
 
Supported by the Ford Foundation, Cairo, and the Japanese Endowment Fund (via UNDP-PAPP, Jerusalem)
     
8. Special Projects
 

1995/96: Joint Project Palestine-Jordan-Israel: Building a Base for Common Scholarship and Understanding in the New Era of the Middle East
Supported by the Dialogue Fund, Canadian Embassy, Tel Aviv.

     
 
1996: Seminar on the Late Jerusalemite Scholar Dr. Kamel al-Assali
Supported by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Jerusalem.
     
 
1996: Putting PASSIA online
Supported by the Canada Fund, Canadian Embassy, Tel Aviv.
     
 
1999: Arab Jerusalem Rehabilitation Project, Palestinian Planning Imperatives in Jerusalem with a case Study on Anata.
Supported by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Ramallah, and the British Consulate Small Grants Scheme, Jerusalem.
     
 
2000: Seminar on Leadership Skills for Young Leaders
Supported by the Public Affairs Office of the United States Consulate, Jerusalem.
     
 
2003/2004: Governance Project,
Supported by USAID/West Bank and Gaza Mission, US Embassy, Tel Aviv
     
 
2004: Palestinian-Israeli Impasse - Exploring Solutions to the Palestine-Israel Conflict, Supported by the Canadian Coopoeration Fund via the Canadian Representative Office, Ramallah
     
 

2005/06: Project ‘Civic Education in Palestine’
Supported by the Ford Foundation, Cairo

 
 
 
2006: Workshops on Strategy and Security
Supported by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Jerusalem
 
 
 
2006/07: Human Capacity Development
Supported by the Welfare Association and the OSI Development Foundation (OSIDEV).
 
 
 
2006/07: Training Young Leaders Project
Supported by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), Jerusalem
 
 
 
2007: Project on Party Development
Supported by the German Foreign Ministry
     
9. Periodicals and Library Archives
 
Financed by income generated from local sales of PASSIA publications.
     
 
     
     
     
  Networking

These links are checked regularly but if you do encounter errors or difficulties please let us know ( passia@palnet.com )
 
  PASSIA’s main international project partners and institutional links include:

The Middle East Programme at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies (RUSI), London

The Middle East Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA – Chatham House), London
Diplomatic Studies Programme at the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy at the University of Leicester, UK
Netherlands Institute of International Relations 'Clingendael', The Hague
 
     
  PASSIA is a member of the following networks and associations:  
 



Arab Partnership for Conflict Prevention and Human Security (Interim Network) – (APCPHS)

On February 2, 2005, the Arab Partnership for Conflict Prevention and Human Security (Interim Network) was formed as part of a larger effort to contribute to the UN Global Process on the Role of Civil Society in the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC).

GPPAC is a partnership between the United Nations, governments and civil society to develop a common platform for effective action on conflict prevention from the community to the global level. The Arab Partnership will focus their efforts in the areas of capacity building, dialogue and awareness building and human security. Founding members include conflict resolution and human security organizations across the Middle East and North Africa.
For more information, see the website of the Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue (FDCD).



Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations Network
Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO)

The PNGO Network strives to promote coordination and cooperation among Palestinian NGOs and to advocate their right to exist and function without restrictions. The PNGO is active in advancing democratic values and in strengthening the role of the civil society in Palestine.


Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission
Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (Euro-MeSCo)

MeSCo was established in 1994 (PASSIA was a founding member) in order to provide Mediterranean countries with a forum for debating international policy and security issues from a regional point of view. In principle, network members deal with international relations and security, carry out policy-oriented research, enjoy a domestically and internationally recognized reputation, and are NGOs.

In 1996, MeSCo's scope was expanded to include institutes from non-Mediterranean countries. Euro-MeSCo strives to promote dialogue and the exchange of information between its members; to support their institution-building and research capacities, and to foster cooperation between the civil societies in the member countries.



Arab NGOs Network for Development (ANND)

MThe Arab NGOs Network for Development (ANND) was established in June 1996, with the membership of 45 network and non-governmental organization from 12 Arab countries. The initiative for establishing ANND came from a group of Lebanese and Tunisian civil society organizations that met in 1993, during one of the preparatory meetings for the International Social Development Summit that took place in Copenhagen, in 1995.

ANND is an advocacy group; since its establishment, it has worked extensively on strengthening and shaping the role of civil society organizations in the Arab countries. Currently, ANND has three main programs:
"Development program"
"Democracy program"
"Globalization and Trade program"


Arab Social Science Research

The Arab Social Science Research Network (ASSR)

A broader networking effort - involving regional Arab institutes that sought to explore ways to improve intra-regional cooperation and enhance each other's training, research and institution-building efforts - was launched in Beirut in August 1996, by the following attending centers:

 

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), Beirut

 
Lebanese Association for Educational Sciences, Beirut
 
Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies, Cairo
 
Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Cairo
 
Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman
 
Al-Urdun Al-Jadid Center, Amman
 
Center for Palestine Research Studies (CPRS), Nablus
 
PASSIA, Jerusalem
 
The Ford Foundation, Cairo Office
 
     

PASSIA
The Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, Jerusalem

Tel: +972-2-6264426 / 6286566 • Fax: +972-2-6282819
P.O.  Box 19545,  Jerusalem
Email: passia@passia.org
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