Meetings & Workshops

 
15
Dec
2009

Launching of the new book of Mia Groendahl: To Jerusalem "In the Steps of Eight Swedes and a Finn"

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: American Colony Hotel, Jerusalem
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
13
Oct
2009

Al-Aqsa Mosque Events

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Yousef Al-Dajani, Chairman of the Board, Jerusalem District Electricity Co.; Azzam Al-Khatib, Director, Islamic Waqf; Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem & Palestine, Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al-Quds University; Khalid Abu Arafeh, Engineering; Sheikh Jamil Hamami, Al-Quds University; Zahi Khoury, Businessman; Michel Sabbah, Former Latin Patriarch for Jerusalem; Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, Director of the Islamic Waqf Council, Jerusalem; Hatem Abdul Qader, Jerusalem file, Fateh; Dr. Arafat Al-Hidmi, Head, Al-Maqasseh Charitable Association; Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, President, Al-Quds University; Dr. Ekrima Sabri, Higher Islamic Commission; Munib Al-Masri, Muntada Falastine; Mazen Sinokrot, Sinokot Group; Afif Safieh, Palestinian Ambassador in Europe.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
12
Oct
2009

Experience the Holy Land

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Young Presidents Organization: Roberto Boghossian; Yann Borgstedt; Robin David Greenhalgh; Caroline Greenhalgh; John C. Hugon; Badr H Jafar; Petra Nemcova; Thomas Kaneb; Gail Kaneb; Greg Kiessling; Omar M. Masri; Yves J. Paternot; Louise Goodfellow; Yasser Shahin; Sam Shahin; Rama Sifri; Majed Sifri; Peter C Stas; Ali Sulaiman; Zuhoor Sulaiman
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
29
Sep
2009

Personal Data Security and the Law

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Francesco Pizzetti; President of Italy DPA, Francesco Santillo, Consul, Italian Consulate, Muhammed Nuseibeh, Jamil Hamami, Dr. Arafat Hidmi; Al-Makassed Society Chairman, Zahi Khoury; Businessman; Muhammed Dajani; Professor; Wasatia, Bishop Dr. Munib Younan; Abdel Qader Huseini.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
13
Aug
2009

The Dome of the Rock and Al-Haram Al-Sharif: Restoration, Archaeology, Religion and Politics

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Khalil Assali, Al-Quds TV; Katharina Galor, Professor; Ziad Zughayar, Architect; Meejeon Hong; Khaled Abu Nafeh; Azzam Abu Saoud, Director, Chamber of Commerce; Darwish Hijazi, Engineer; Ghaleb Mashni; Mazen Sinoqrot; Nabil Al-Jabari; Fouad Dakkak, Engineer; Helana Elusfeder, Assistant to the Director Albright Institute; Diana Steigler, Albright Library; Sarah Sussmal; Albright Library; Ligia Maria Scherer, Head of the Brazilian Representative office, Ramallah; Felipe Losta, Brazilian Representative office, Ramallah; Itidal Al-Ashhab, Deputy for Jerusalem office, Ministry of Education and Higher Education; Lina Masrouji, Pharmacist; Dr. Arafat Hidmi, Chairman, Board of Directors Makassed Society; Sami Sockol, Journalist; Hani Abdeen; Sheikh Azzam Al-Khatib, Director of Waqf; Osama Kanaan, Chief of Mission, IMF - International Monetary Fund; Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al-Quds University; Ola Skuterud, International and Federation of the Red Cross; Giancarlo de Picciotto, Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Laila Sheikh, Deputy Head, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation; Rima Barakat
Speakers: Dr. Beatrice St. Laurent, Professor of Islamic Art, Chair of the Art Department, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA, NEH Senior Fellow, ACOR, Amman
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
23
Jun
2009

Planning and Zoning in Jerusalem – Israeli vs. Palestinian Reading

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Mazen Sinokrot, CEO Sinokrot Group; Ahmad Zugaiar, Chairman, Federation of CET Industry; Azzam Abu-Saud, Director, Jerusalem Arab Chamber of Commerce; Ehab Dweik, Architect; Darweesh Suleiman Hijazi, Civil Engineer ; Samir Kirrish, Mech. Engineer; Ziad Zughayar, Architect; Ibrahim A. Younan, Architect; Muezz Nashashibi, Civil Engineer; Hani Abu Diab, Architect; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer; Usama Halabi, Lawyer; Adel Ruished, Al-Quds University; Hani Abdeen, Doctor; Jawad Naji, Advisor; Samih Abid, PIF; Khaled Abu-Arafeh, Businessman; Ibrahim H. Al-Joulani , Private Sector Real Estate Agent; Mohsen Ghosheh, Engineer; Areej Daibas, Sector Coordinator Jerusalem Unit; Mohammed Nuseibeh, Higher Islamic Council; Mazen Nuseibeh, Teacher; Ahmad Siam; Khaled Qawasmeh, Minister of Local Government (PA).
Speakers: Senan Abdul Qader and Yousef Jabareen.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
11
Jun
2009

Meeting with Civil Society in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: The Delegation of Members of the EU National Parliaments, Czech Republic.
Miloslav Vlcek, Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic; Ivan Prikryl, Chief of Staff of the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic; Petr Kynstetr, Chanceller of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic; Jan Kavan, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic, Former Foreign Minister and President of the UN General Assembly; Vladimir Lastuvka, Advisor to the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic, Former Chariman of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Karel Simana, Advisor to the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic; Helena Opolecka, Advisor to the Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Luisa Morgantini, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Italy; Petar Beron, Vice-Chairman of the Parliament, Bulgaria; Averof Neophytou, Chairman of the House Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Parliament of Cyprus; Gert Weisskirchen, Vice-Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Germany (Bundestag); Andreas Loverdos, Member of the Parliament, Greece, Foreign Affairs Committee, Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, PASOK, Greece; Vaira Peagle, Parliament of Latvia, President of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Michael Frendo, Parliament of Malta, Chairman of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Martijn Van Dam, Member of Foreign Affairs Committee, Parliament of Netherlands, Bogdan Borusewicz, President of the Senat of the Republic of Poland; Anna Zielinska-Glebocka, Member of the Parliament, Poland (SEJM), Member of EMPA; Witold Smidowski, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland; Leszek Biera, Chancellery f the Senate of Poland; Fernando Negrao, Member of the Parliament of Portugal, Member of the EMPA Portugees Group; Juraj Horvath, Parliament of the Slovak Republic, Foreign Affairs Committee; Abdullah Abdullah, EMPA Representative, Palestine; Zeynep Dagi, Deputy of Ankara, Head of EMPA Turkish Group; Abdullah Caliskan, Deputy of Kersehir, Turkey; Akif Akkus, Deputy of Mersin, Turkey.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
28
May
2009

Hamas - From Resistance to Political Movement?

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ramallah
Participants: Emilio Dabed, PhD Student; Wardeh Tamim, FES; Bishwadip Dey, Indian Representative; Dr. Ercan Ozer, Turkish Consul; Nadia El-Quargui, Adviser to EUSR; Jimela Saidem, Palestinian Union of Women; Laura Maritano, Researcher; Sami Bahour; Sam Bahour, Applied Information Management, Ramallah; Fajr Harb, Carter Center; Abraham Kruijf, IDA Innovatie, Netherlands; Yasser Khellef, Sciences- PO, Paris; Mazen Sinokrot, Sinokrot Group; Daoud Talhami, Writer; Daniel Magrizos, Ignacio Garcia, Maria Corral, Humanitarian Workers; Victoria Sjolander, Political Adviser, EUPOL COPPS; Roberta Pasini, Raffaele Spiga, Regione Emilia Romagna Decentralized Cooperation Unit; Jaroslav Petrik, PhD Student; Bassem Al-Khalidi, Political Advisor, UN; Mads Mayerhofer, DHOM (Denmark); Henrik Meyer, FES; Dr.Sabri Saidam, Presidential Advisor, Ramallah; Abu Alaa Mansour; David Jackson, FAO; Mohammad Masrouji, Chairman, Palestinian Businessman Association; Katharina Konarek, FES; Omar Shehadeh, Researcher; Cristina Grazlani, Carlos Diaz, FAO; Mounir Kleibo, ILO; Ghassan Abdullah; Amani Sarsour, Al-Bireh Council; Imad Amar; Khalid Naseef, Nicolas Masse, Roland Friedrich, DCAF; Roger Heacock, Birzeit University; Joel Cohen, Student; Ilaria De Banis, Journalist; Najwa Najjar, Filmmaker; Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al-Quds University; Veronique Maussarone, Casa Della Toscana – Representative of the Region Tuscany.
Speakers: Dr. Mahmoud Ramahi, Secretary General of the PLC (Change and Reform); Paola Caridi, Historian, Journalist and Author (“Hamas - Che cos'è e cosa vuole il movimento radicale palestinese”), Rome; Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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13
May
2009

The Change of the Political Landscape in Palestine

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Swedish Theological Institute visiting Delegation-Church of Sweden in Jerusalem: Sasa Farkas, Student; Bernice Magnusson, Student; Johanna Risenfors, Student; Christina Packalén, Student counselor; Kenan Habul, Journalist student; Puneet Acharya; Stefan Adolfsson, Student; Marie Korner, Pastor; Jeppelina Schoug, Student; Attilla Palcso, Priest; Annika Wenemark, Teacher; Jessica Tranlander, Student; Kim Lofqvist, Student; Helena Eriksson, Student; Christina Roeser, Student; Lars Michael VS Adrian, Head of Education in a Town in Sweden; Tobias Rydqvist, Student; Maria Widermark, Priest; Jennie Forsberg, Student; Hakan Bengtsson, Director, Swedish Theological Institute.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
30
Mar
2009

Palestinian National Dialogue in Cairo March 2009

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Participants: Bishwadip Dey, Head, Indian Representative ; Dr. Ercan Ozer, Turkish Consul; Sam Bahour; Abdullah Abdullah; Hassan Abu Libdeh; Pia Rantala-Engberg, Finnish Representative; Dr. Subhi Al-Aref, Physician; Royce Kuzwayo, South Africa Deputy Representative; Nasser Al Qudwa; Dr. Sabri Saidam ; Dr. Mamdouh Al-Iker; Victoria Sjolander, Political Advisor, EUPOL COPPS; Hani Al-Masri; Mounir Kleibo, ILO Representative; Abdel Majed Sweilem, Ministry of Labor; Lehlohonolo Shadrack Ted Pekane, South African Ambassador; Rolf Holmboe, Danish Representative; Dr.T. Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan Representative; Mahmud Kittana;YPIA; Rosimar Suzano, Brazilian Deputy Representative; Maher Al-Masri, Chairman of the Board, Palestinian Capital Market Authority; Penguilly Francois, Deputy Consul, French Consulate; Munib Masri; Mohammed Nusseibeh; Ghassan Khatib, Birzeit University ; Jamal Al-Aref, Deputy Middle East Representative, ANERA; Khaled Naseef; Saleh Hakawati; Wafa’ Abdel Rahman; Piotr Puchta, Polish Representative; Roland Friedrich, DCAF; Nicolas Masson, DCAF; Ana Coelho, Portuguese Deputy Representative.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
28
Mar
2009

Palestine and International Relations

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office
Participants: Delegation of Middle East Officers of the German Federal Foreign Office
Friederike Hellner, Amman; Michael Ohnmacht, Beirut; Stefan Bantle, Berlin; Judit Goldstein, Berlin; Sonja Jelineck, Berlin; Andreas Peschke, Berlin; Rainer Breul, Brüssel; Tobias Tunkel, Brüssel; Petra Drexler, Damascus; Hans-Werner Bussmann, Cairo; Rainer Lassig, London; Thorsten Hutter, Moskau; Achim Fabig, New York; Helmut Rausch, Paris; Philip Holzapfel, Ramallah; Gerhard Schlaudraff, Ramallah; Anne Wagner, Ramallah; Gregory Bledjian, Tel Aviv; Mathias Licharz, Tel Aviv; Uwe Schmalz, Tel Aviv; Andreas Prothmann, Washington; Sibylle Sorg, Berlin; Miriam Lenz, Berlin.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
27
Mar
2009

Jerusalem, The Capital of Arab Culture

  • Organizer: None |
  • Location: Jerusalem
Participants: Sami Haddad, Al-Jazeera TV; Hafez Alkarmi, Director of Mayfair Islamic Centre; Sa'eb Ariqat, Chief Palestinian negotiator.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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26
Mar
2009

Palestinians in Regional Political Dynamics

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: British Embassy -Tel Aviv: Mel McNulty; Alan Stewart; Karen Kaufman; Shachar Mordechai; Lisa Farrington; Dean Hurlock; Natalie Singer.
British Consulate General - Jerusalem: John Edwards; Chris Merritt; Karen McLuskie; Jude Muxworthy; Jumana Jaouoni; Fadi Adeeb; Michael Jilleh; Michael Sansour.
Amman: Michael Cockle, Political Section Chief.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
26
Feb
2009

Analysis of the Israeli Elections and the Future of Palestine

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Ambassador hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Mazen Nusseibeh; Darwish Hijazi, Engineer; Dr. Nafez Nazzal; Laila Nazzal; Shihab Amjad, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Terry Bullata, National Program Officer, Swiss Development Cooperation; Azzam Abu-Saud, Director, Jerusalem Arab Chamber of Commerce, Industry; Khaled Abu-Arafeh; Sami Sockol, Journalist; Lehlohonolo Shadrack Ted Pekane, South African Ambassador; Ishaq Budeiri, Arab Studies Society; Khalil Assali, Al-Quds TV Director; Wafaa Hasan, Ph.D. Candidate, Mc Master University; Fajr Harb, Program Coordinator, The Carter Center; Timothy Rothermel, Director, The Carter Center; Dr. Mustafa Abu-Sway, Lecturer, Al Quds University; Jamal Al-Aref, Deputy Middle East Representative, ANERA; Rep.; Dr. Ercan Ozer, Turkish Consul; Jean-Paul Ghoneim, Cultural Counselor, French Consulate; Helena Cobban, Writer; Adnan Husseini, Governor, Governorate Jerusalem; Nisreen Al-Aref, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES); Tim Petschulat, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES); James J. Carroll, Representative of Ireland; Pia Rantala-Engberg, Representative of Finland; Claudia De Martino, Ph.D. Student; Jamil Hammami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Yusef Azazmeh; Omar Dessouki, Physician.
Speakers: Dr. Ahmed Tibi, MK (Ra’am- Ta’al); Mohammad Said Naffa, MK (National Democratic Assembly)
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA