CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS 2000


Topic Presentation of a Study on the Paris Protocol and its Implementation
  Place: World Bank Offices, Al-Ram
Date: 13 January 2000
Organized by; EUROPEAN UNION, The European Commission Representative ( West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA), Jerusalem

 

Topic:

Good Governance and 'Emerging Democracies': The Regional Dimension
  Place: Black Horse House Conference Center/ The University of Reading, U.K
Date: 15 January 2000

Organized by: The Centre for the Study of Global change and Governance & The Department of Politics, The University of Reading

 

Topic:

EUROMESCO Conference and General Assembly ( Peace & Political Transition in the Europe- Mediterranean (EMP) Erea
  Place: Grand Park Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 24-25 January 2000
Organized by
: ( Hosted by PASSIA)


  Topic:

Role of Judiciary in Civil Society
  Place: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 25 January 2000
Organized by: The International Commission of Jurisls,Centre for the Independence of Judge, Geneva, Lawyers, the Palestinian Centre of Human right, Gaza, LAW, Jerusalem , Al-Haq, Ramallah

Topic:

Relation between Palestinian Government NGO's Partnership & Co- Operation
  Place: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 14-17 February 2000
Organized by: Welfare Association consortium for the Management of the Palestinian NGO Project, Dahiet El-Barid, Jerusalem


Topic:

Discussion for the Sixth Annual Report
  Place: Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute ( MAS), Ramallah
Date: 15 February 2000
Organized by: Palestine Economic Policy Research Institute ( MAS), Ramallah


Topic:

The Local Government Decentralisaton (LGD) Project
 
Place: Grand Park Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 16 February 2000

Organized by: Ministry of Local Government

 

Topic:

Jordan's -Palestine Relations

  Place: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 18 February 2000
Organized by
: Palestinian Council On Foreign Relations, Gaza

Topic:

International Workshop on Experiences and Perspectives of Palestinian-European Scientific Co-operation
  Place: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Date: 29 February- 2 March 2000
Organized by
: Ministry of Higher Education, Ramallah

 

Topic:

Achieving the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People- a Key to Peace in the Middle East
  Place: Hanoi, Viet Nam
Date: 1-3 March 2000

Organized by: The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People of the United Nation, New York, USA

 

Topic:

Policies and Procedures of the Israeli Ministry of Interior in Jerusalem
  Place: Arab Thought Forum, Jerusalem
Date: 1 March 2000
Organized by: Arab Thought Forum, Jerusalem
Attended by: Mr. Khamis Ghosheh

 

Topic:

Wilton Park Conference on ‘Political and Economic Prospects in the Caspian Sea Region’
  Place: Wilton Park, UK
Date: 6-10 March 2000
Organized by: Wilton Park
Not attended.

 

Topic:

First Mediterranean Social and Political Research Meeting
  Place: Center for Advanced Studies, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Date: 22-26 March 2000
Organized by: Center for Advanced Studies, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Not attended.

 

Topic:

First Palestinian Environmental Symposium
  Place: Al-Meezan Regency Hotel, Hebron
Date: 28-29 March 2000
Organized by: Renewable Energy and Environmental Research Unit, Palestine Polytechnic University, Hebron
Attended by: Mr. Khamis Ghosheh, Public Relations’ Officer, PASSIAMs. Bessan Al-Shonnar, PASSIA Fellow who presented a paper on ‘Environmental Assessment for the Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste


Topic:

Isn’t It Time for the Policy of Land Confiscation to Stop
  Place: Hall of Al-Bireh Municipality, Al-Bireh
Date: 29 March 2000
Organized by: Land Defense General Committee (LDC) - Palestine
Not attended.

 

Topic:

Meeting of the EuroMeSCo Steering Committee
  Place: Rome, Italy
Date: 2 April 2000
Organized by: EuroMeSCo
Attended by: Dr. Volker Perthes, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Germany ( PASSIA’s partner ).

 

Topic:

Board Meeting of the Arab Institute for Studies and Communication (AISC)
  Place: Center of Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
Date: 25 April 2000
Participants: Salim Tamari, Institute of Jerusalem Studies, Jerusalem; Adnan Al-Amine, Lebanese Center for Educational Sciences, Beirut; Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy Surveys and Research, Ramallah; Mustafa Hamarneh, Center of Strategic Studies, University of Jordan, Amman; Ghassan Al Khatib, Jerusalem Media & Communication Center (JMCC), Jerusalem; Hani Al-Hourani, The New Jordan Center for Studies, Amman; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA), Jerusalem; Sa’ad El-Deen Ibrahim, Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies, Cairo; Salim Nasr, Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, Beirut.
Attended by:
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
Organized by: Arab Institute for Studies and Communication

 

Topic:

Civil Society and the Future State.
The forth International Conference on Palestine Studies
  Place: Bir Zeit University-Department of History and Political Science
Date: 11-12 May 2000
First Session: Palestinian Israeli Negotiations
Dr. Nazmi Ju'beh, Mr. Yaser Abed Rabbo, Dr. Ziad Abu Amr, Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi.
In addition to several issues that were discussed during the conference.

 

Topic:

The Role of the Jerusalemite Economy in the Final Status Negotiations
  Place: Chamber of Commerce, Jerusalem.
Date: 18 May 2000
Participants: Dr. Manauel Hasasian, Ahmad Hashem Zghayar, Faisal Husseini, Maher Masri, Azzam Abu Su'od, Dr. Mohammed Dajani, Hanna Siniora, Hani Abu Dayya, Dr. Tawfiq Naser, Dr. Arafat Hidmi, Adnan Husseini, Riyad Dajani.
Attended on behalf of PASSIA: Sophie Shiber - Program Assistant

 

Topic:

The Holy Land Between Cold Peace and Cold War
  Place: The Hilton Hotel-Jerusalem
Date:
28 May 2000
Hosted by: Eshet Conferences and Incentives-Tel Aviv
Participants: Naomi Chazan, Michael Kleiner, Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi

Topic:

Analysis of Israeli Separation Scenarios
  Place:In'ash Al-Usra Society-Al Bireh
Date: 20 June 2000
Sponsored by: The General Union of Palestinian Women
Speaker:
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi

 

Topic:

Recent Political Developments
  Place:Bardran Hall- Al-Bireh
Date: 21 June 2000

Speaker:
Mr.Salim Al-Zanoun, Mr.Othman Abu Gharbieh
Participants: PNC members and the directors of institutions in Jerusalem, Jericho Ramallah and Al Bireh

Topic:

Al Zahra Street-Realities, Problems and Future Perspectives
  Place:The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Jerusalem
Date:
28 June 2000
Organized by: The Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Jerusalem

Topic:

Future Saudi Security
  Place:The Royal United Services Institute For Defense Studies
Date:
5 July 2000
Hosted by: The Royal United Services Institute For Defense Studies
Participants: Nick Abbott , Dr. Mustafa Alani, St. John Armitage, Hugh Canavan, Sir Terence Clarl, Rear Admiral Richard Cobbold, Brian Constant, Saad Djebbar, Jamal Al-Ghneim, Brian Hanrahan, Michael Harari, Simon Hendersen, Mehrdad Khonsari, Dr. John King, Captain Steve Kirby, Tim Llewellyn, Fergus Macleod, Jon Marks, Alamgir Massoud, Sir John Moberly, Sir Alan Munro, Brigitte Oppinger-Walchshofer, Brig. Gen. Bader Fahed Al-Othman, Ben Palmer, Serena Parker, Neil Patrick, William Patey, Awad Rasoul, Afif Safieh, Dr. Nadia El-Shazly, Dr. Sa'eed Shehabi, Brigadier Peter Sincock, Dr. Claire Spencer, Daivd Tattam, Paul Taylor, Dr. Manshour Varasteh, Dr. Mahdi Abdel Hadi

 

 

Topic:

Arab/Israel - The Palestinian Perspective
  Place:Royal College of Defense Studies
Date:
6 July 2000
Hosted by: Royal College of Defense Studies
Participants: Representatives of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.

 

Topic:

Jerusalem and the Peace Process
  Place:TIPH-Hebron
Date: 17 July 2000
Speaker:
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi
Organized by: TIPH

 

Topic:

Towards a Euro-Med Regional Group: From the Association Agreements to a Free Trade Area MEFTA
  Place:Lisbon, Portugal
Date:
24-28 July 2000
Speaker:
Mr.Salim Al-Zanoun, Mr.Othman Abu Gharbieh
Organized by: The IEEI with the support of the Foreign
Ministry under the auspices of the Portuguese Presidency.

 

Topic:

Al Aqsa Day
  Place:Casablanca Hotel, Ramallah
Date:
17 August 2000
Organized by: The Palestinian National Committee for the defense of Islamic and Christian Sacred places.

 

Topic:

A Workshop discussing Al Quds Program
  Place: Welfare Association, Dahiet El Barid
Date:
26 October 2000
Attended on behalf of PASSIA: Khamis Ghosheh

 

Topic:

The Common foreign Security policy and the Mediterranean: The Charter for Peace and Stability

  Place: IFRI-Institut Francais des Relations Internationales Paris-France
Date:
23-24 October
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi gave a talk entitled "Awakening Sleeping Horses: and What Lies Ahead"

 

Topic:

The Impact of the Intifada on International Funding: Reality & Prospects

  Place:Al-Bireh
Date:
22 November 2000
Organized by:
Birzeit University: Development Studies Programme
Attended by:
Sonia Ghanem, PASSIA

 

Topic:

The Sixth "Mediterranean Dialogue Seminar"

  Place:Genoa, Italy
Date:
30 November - 1 December 2000
Organized by:
NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Mediterranean Special Group , Italian Parliament, Italy.
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi gave a presentation on the topic of: The Recent Political Developments in the Middle East

 

Topic:

The Intifada: Ending the Conflict or Interim Compromise?

  Place:Ramallah
Date:
8 December 2000
Organized by:
Muwatin, The Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy
Attended by:
Sonia Ghanem, PASSIA