Meetings & Workshops

 
13
Dec
2003

Constitution and Decentralization

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Brainstorming session with : Ali Safarini, Lawyer ; Dr. Faisal Awartani, General Man­ager of Alpha International for Polling, Research & Informatics; Dr. Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University; Mahdi Abdul Hadi and Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
13
Dec
2003

Holiness & Holy Places-Discussion With The Delegation of The World Council of Religious Leaders

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Fadia Daibes, Water Law Specialist; Suleiman Abu Dayyeh, Palestine Desk Fredreich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem; Master Sheng Yen, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, USA; Mohammed & Sa’eda Nusseibeh, Ad-Dar Hotel; Azzam Al-Khatib, Director, Jerusalem Islamic Waqf; Yukako Nimi-Arti; Swami Veda Bharati, Hindu Monk, The Meditation Center, USA; Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp, Rabbi; Adnan Husseini, General Director of Jerusalem Islamic Waqf; Guo Yao Fa Shi Chang Ji Shi, Personal Attendant & English Secretary to Master Sheng Yen; Mae Chee Sansanee, Founder and Director of Sathira Dhammasthan, Buddhist Leader, Thailand; Madhu Sawlaey, Regional Director, Asia Pacific, World Council of Religious Leaders; Janki Kripalani, Brahma Kumaris Tram, UK; Dayananda Saraswati, All India Movement for Seva, Inc., India; Usama Salman, Director, St. Vincent Association, Jerusalem; Hanlie Booysen, Deputy Head, South Africa Representative Office; Walid Shomaly, Excutive Director, Palestinian Center for Research & Cultural Dialogue, Bethlehem; Mohammed Hussein, Director, Al-Aqsa Mosque; Nader Al-Asar, Consul, Egyptian Embassy, Tel-Aviv; Azzam Abu As-Su’oud, Director of the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, Director, Chautauqua Institution, USA; Sister Joan Chittister, Executive Director, Benetvision, USA; Phra Thepsophon, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand; Lalit Kumar Bakashi, President, Golden Eagle Group Co. Ltd., Japan; Charles Mendies, India; Setsuko Nakanishi, Japan; Bawa Jain, Secretary General, World Council of Religious Leaders, USA; Mahmoud Abu Rmeileh, Nick Kardahji, Sana’ Shannak & Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
6
Dec
2003

Decentralization and Local Governance

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Brainstorming session with : Lubna Hammad, Lawyer ; Nasser Faqih, PARC ; Bassam Abdul Rahim, World Bank; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
18
Nov
2003

The Negotiations in South Africa-Lessons for Palestine

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Marwan Barakat, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Rowan Al-Faqih, Birzeit University; Nizar Farsakh, Amal Hussein, Negotiation Support Unit; Nasser Qatami, Council of Young Leaders; Wafa’ Abdul Rahman, MIFTAH; Niall Holohan, Irish Representative Office; Holger Tillmann, German Representative Office; Samer Salameh, Council of Young Leaders; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Hijazi Natsheh, Areej Al-Yousef, Nick Kardahji, PASSIA.
Speakers: Dr. Greg Mills, National Director of the South Africa Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), Johannesburg, South Africa
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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18
Nov
2003

Referendum on Election in Refugees Camps

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Fouz Khalifah, Ministry of Local Government; Sa’ed Abu Fursa, Al-Ayyam Newspaper; Rawan Al-Faqih, Birzeit University; Gabi Baramki, Ministry of Education & Higher Education; Helen Seren, Reem ‘Atyeh, Mustafa Shata, SHAML; Nihad ‘Alayan, Palestinian Legislative Council; A’laa Lahlouh, Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research; Nazmi Harb, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Ihsan Abdul Rahman Hamayel, Ja’far Hamayel, Kufr Malek Club; Taha Ahmed Albis, Isma’el Mohammed Alsiraj, Naser Khalil Sharay’ah, Refugees Executive Office; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.
Speakers: Dr. Sari Hanafi, Director of The Palestinian Diaspora & Refugee Center –Shaml, Ramallah.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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13
Nov
2003

Refugee Camps & Municipal Elections

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Ahmad Hamarshah, Ministry of Education & Higher Education; Nazmi Harb, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics; Ziad Shari’ah, Netherlands Representative Office; Maher Zahaikah, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Iyad Masrouji, Masrouji Company; A’laa Lahlouh, Palestinian Center for Policy & Survey Research; Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Mughrabi, Refugee Research Center, Al-Quds University; Fouz Khalifah, Ministry of Local Government; Faisal Awartani, Birzeit University; Mahmoud Radwan, Union of Youth Centers; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, PASSIA.
Speakers: Dr. Sari Hanafi, Director of The Palestinian Diaspora & Refugee Center –Shaml, Ramallah.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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12
Nov
2003

Bi-Nationalism

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Terry Bullata, Head, Board of Trustees Women’s Studies Center & New Generation School; Avishai Margalit, Professor, Hebrew University; Manuel Hassassian, Executive Vice-President, Bethlehem University; Father Rafiq Khoury, Latin Patriarchate; Sami Abu Dayyeh, Businessman; Amit Leshem, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem; Itzhaq Galnoor, Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem; Diana Buttu, Legal Advisor, PLO Negotiation Support Unit; Hanlie Booysen, Deputy Representative, South Africa Representative Office, Ramallah; Nora Carmi, Coordinator, Women’s Program, Sabeel, Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, Jerusalem; Ahmed Ghneim, Member of Fateh Higher Committee; Samir Huleileh, Sales and Marketing Manager, Nassar Investment Company, Bethlehem; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA, Jerusalem; Nick Kardahji, PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Meron Benvenisti, Historian.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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1
Nov
2003

Decentralization: Is It an Internal Needed or an External Agenda?

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Isam A’qel, Executive Director, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Yousef Abu Sway, Ministry of Local Government; Nadia Hajal, Gender, Law & Development; Yasser A’wad; Iyad Masrouji, General Manager, Masrouji Company; Firas Tanineh, Al-Ayyam Newspaper, Saudi Arabia News Agency; Latifa Al-Hawari, General Manager, Teachers Union; Wafa Hamayel, Coordinator, Prime Minister Office; Dr. Atef Alawneh, Deputy, Ministry of Finance; Fathi Bothieh, Mayor, Kifl Haris Municipality; Fadia Daibes, Water Expert, Consulting Company; Salem Ash-Shobaki; Azmi Ash-Shu’aybi, Palestinian Legislative Council member; Burhan Jarrar, Palestinian Legislative Council member; Shifa’ Jayousy, Local Rural Development Program, UNDP; Maher Zhaikeh, Association of Palestinian Local Authorities; Ahmad Abu Laban, Ramallah Municipality; Fida’ Shihadeh, Panorama; Rami Mihdawi, Panorama; Siham Al-Bargouthy, Palestinian Federation of Woman’s Action; Dr. Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, PASSIA.
Speakers: Jamal El-Shobaki
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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23
Oct
2003

Arab Western and Christian Muslim Relations

  • Organizer: The Arab Working Group for Christian-Muslim Dialogue |
  • Location: London , United Kingdom
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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18
Oct
2003

Political Elites in Palestine & Democracy: Preliminary Reading

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Wafa’ Abdul Rahman, Miftah; Ahmed Badawi, SWP, Berlin; Badia’ Abu Ar-Rub, Lecturer; Lily Habash, Consultant; Abdul Rahman M. Mughrabi, Al-Quds University; Diab Jarrar, Al-Quds University; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, PASSIA; Areej Al-Yousef, PASSIA.
Speakers: Dr. Ayman Yousef, Birzeit University
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
14
Oct
2003

The Road Map for a two state solution!

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Delegation from the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDs), London, United Kingdom: Rear Admiral Roger G. Lockwood; Capt. Andrew AL. McFarlane; Mr. Stephen T. Cochrane; Col. David StJ. Homer; ACP. KC John Lee; Mrs. Raduta D. Matache; Brig. Paul R. Newton; Capt. Lo ï c L-N Raffa ë lli; Mr. Kiyoshi Serizawa; Gp. Capt. Dai L. Whittingham; Col. Dangnai N. Yao; Wg. Cdr. Eddie ASC Culbert.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
23
Sep
2003

The General Islamic Congress for Jerusalem

  • Organizer: The Office of the General Islamic Congress, Amman, Jordan |
  • Location: Amman, Jordan
Participants: 50 scholars representing major organizations in the Muslim World.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
17
Sep
2003

The Crises in Palestinian Israeli Peace Process

  • Organizer: Group of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Knut Elstermann, Journalist; Arnim Roever, Economist; Renate Ullrich, Theater Scientist; Karin Fischer, Editor Deutschland Radio; Lutz Nitsche, Project Coordinator; Christiane Recht, Editor SWR; Ulla Uux, Political Scientist; Henry Braeutigam, Economist; Christiane Görres, Cultural Worker; Suleiman Abu Dayyeh, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem; Ursula Barzen, Judge; Mechthild Zschau, Journalist; Sigga Nürnberg, Administration; M. Grudunske; Christian Semler, Journalist; Esther Hass, Cultural Commissioner; Roman Kovar, Publisher; Marie-Louise Jung, Lecturer, Kultur Alive Institute; Tessa Hauswedell, Editor; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
9
Sep
2003

Democratization: Learning from the Lessons of the Others

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Passia Workshop, Ramallah
Participants: Radim PECL, Head of Representative Office of the Czech Republic; Hania Toubas; Hadeel Qazzaz, Program Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Foundation; Faisal Awartani, General Manager, Alpha International, Ramallah; Sari Hanafi, Shaml; Ghada Saman, Employee, Financial Ministry; Nadia Hajal, MA Student; Hiba Husseini, Lawyer; Hisham Awartani, Professor; Hanlie Booysen, Deputy Representative, South Africa; Abdul Rahman Magrab, Professor; Elisabeth Petersen, Program Manager, Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung; Dr. Ayman Yousef, PhD Political Science; Basima Zaroor, Coordinator for Al-Muntada; Phadime Choshane, Third Secretary (Political), South Africa Representative Office; Dr. Mufeed Shami; Bassma Khoury, Projects Coordinator, Birzeit University; Elise Aghazarian; Nibal Khalil, Anthropologist; Jamie Welling, Special Project Coordinator, Al-Mustakbal Foundation; Mohammed Rafique Gangat, Head, South African Representative Office; Chris Mohale, Counsellor (Political), South African Representative Office; Amneh Ma’bad, Lawyer, Al-Haq; Dr. Niall Holohan, Head Irish Representative Office; Majed Abbadi; Adnan Dagher, Journalist; Dr. Taleb Awad, Researcher; Rauf Malki, Architect; Dr. Abdullah Fannoon, Engineer, Planner; Layla Al-Zubidi, Researcher, Information Manager; Katherine Metres Abbadi, Human Rights Researcher; Moheeb Bargoty, Journalist; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Deniz Altayli, PASSIA; Sana’ Shannak, PASSIA; Hijazi Natsheh, PASSIA.
Speakers: Dr. Nadim Rouhana, Director of MADA (Center for Applied Social Research), Haifa, Sociology lecturer, Tel Aviv University
Mr. Alberto Ucelay, Deputy Consul General, Spanish Consulate, Jerusalem
Dr. Ladislav Venys, Director, Center for Democracy and Free Enterprise, Prague, The Czech Republic
Dr. Pallo Jordan, Member of the South African Parliament & African National Congress (ANC), Western Cape, South Africa
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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4
Sep
2003

Understanding the Palestinian Crises

  • Organizer: UK student politicians |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Karim Palant, Labour Student National Chair; James Lloyd, National Union of Students Executive; Carli Harper-Penman, National Union of Students; Kirsten Jongberg, President of the Guild of Students, Birmingham University; Bob Inder Singh, British Organization of Sikh Students; Rami Okasha, Labour Students; Luciana Berger, Union of Jewish Students; Sam Dobbyn, Conservative Future UK; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA