Meetings & Workshops

 
12
Dec
2012

American Perspective on Over 150 Years in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Abed Abu Diab; Yasmin Abu Omar, Mechanical Engineer; Waed Ayyash, Occupational Therapist; Hiba Husseini, Lawyer; Fatima Darwish; Yasin Sbeih, Mechanical Engineer; Dahoud Darwish; Naser Hidmi; Dr. Amneh Badran, Lecturer, al-Quds University; Renad Barakat; Terry Boullata; Hatem Khweis; Youssef Habesch; Hanna Sahhar; William Lee; Mohammed Nuseibeh; Samar Khoury; Hind Khoury; (Rev) Victore E. Makari, Deyar; Vincent Traverso, U. S. Consulate; Sawsan Safadi; Jamil Hamami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Mustafa Abu Sway, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Riham Hussein; Husam Zomlot; Nathan Stock, Carter Center; Fajr Harb, Carter Center; Ghassan Khatib, Lecturer, Birzeit University; Afif Safieh; Khalil Tofakji; Dinaa Safieh, Travel Agent; Iba Farrah; Lucy Nusseibeh, Director, Institute of Modern Media; Khalid Kaloti, Engineer; Ali Jassar, Student; Hassnan Dajani, U. S Consulate; Nisreen Al-Aref, Manager of finance, FES; Jamal Al Aref, Director, ANERA; Khuloud Khayyat Dajani, General Secretary, Al-Quds University; Leslie Crdeman, US Consulate; Simon Azazian , Director, Bible Society; Dr. Arafat Hidmi, Director, Makassed Hospital; Daoud Al Ghool; Farid Al-Kawasmi; George Fihaon; Aminah Abu Sway; Valerie Feron, Journalist; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer; Adel Roashed; Yaeil Lambert; US Consulate
Speakers: Consul General Michael A. Ratney; American Consulate General Jerusalem
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
28
Nov
2012

October War 1973

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Hanadi Qawasmi, Media Coordinator; Ali Gassar; Hadeel Badarneh; Hatem Khweis, Public Relation; Dahoud Darwish; Muna Hassan, Grassroots, Jerusalem; Anjad Hithnawi, Urban Planer; Rawan Hamad; Yasin Sbeih, Mechanical Engineer; Ahmad Al-Asmar.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
21
Nov
2012

The 1967 War

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Daoud Ghoud; Dahoud Darwish; Fatima Darwish; Hatem Khweis; Yasmine Abuamear; Haye Totah; Hanadi Qawasmi; Ali Jassar; Ahmad Asmar; Rawan Hamad.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
15
Nov
2012

National Reconciliation in Transitional Realities - Polish Experience and Palestinian Needs

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Participants: Saji Khalil, Teacher; Adnan Al-Sharawi, Trainer; Mahmoud Al Kaddah, Engineer; Ahmad Abu Ghoush, Researcher; Abdul Fattah Qalqili; Jad Salman; Saadi Al-Wahidi; Heyam Matar; Moqbel Atta; Abdul Rahman Haj Ibrahim; Abdul Muhazeb; Derar Al-Helo, Director; Laila Jammal, International Relations; Ahmed Nijim, Palestinian Cultural Forum, PCF; Raed Hmouz; Dr Rafiq Rishmawi, Paediatrician; Dr. Hanna Rishmawi; Abdullah Abdullah, Yara Zayed, Projects Manager, Caritas; Dr Samir Shehadeh; BS Mubarak, Representative of India; Omar Al-Masri, Atef Midani; Abdullah Hijazy.
Speakers: Jan Litynski, Advisor to the President of Poland; Diana Buttu, Lawyer and former spokesperson for the Negotiation Support Unit, PLO; Dr. Karolina Wigura, Sociologist, University of Warsaw; Dr. Sabri Saidam, First Deputy Secretary General of the Fateh Revo
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
14
Nov
2012

Jerusalem: Through an American's Eyes

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Andrew Rigby, Professor; Thomas Dallal, Lawyer; Anjad Hithnawi, Urban Planner; Marwan Shehadi, Legal Intern; Zaki Abul Halaweh, Journalist; Christine Meyer, Director, American House, Jerusalem; Naser Hidmi; Diana Buttu, Lawyer; Jasmin Abu Khaider, Student; Sonia Najjar, Director of Planning for Jerusalem, AQU; Hanadi Qawasmi, Media Coordinator; Hatem Khwais, Media; Yasmin Abu Amear, Mechanical Engineer.
Speakers: HE Philip C. Wilcox, President, Foundation for Middle East Peace, Washington DC, Former American Consul General in Jerusalem (1989-1991)
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
14
Nov
2012

National Reconciliation in Transitional Realities- Polish Experience and Palestinian Needs

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Basia Urban-Nino, Development Expert, Polish Representative Office; Shifa Jayouri, Programme Officer; Zaki Abul Halaweh, Journalist; Dr. Karolina Wigura, Sociologist; Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Middle East and North Africa Project, PISM; Aleksandra Bukowska-McCabe, Head of the Palestinian-Israeli MEPP Unit, Africa and Middle East Department; Sawsan Safadi, Public Relations Manager, Directorate of Education/Waqf; Csaba Rada, DHM, Hungarian Representative Office; Jamal Al Aref, Deputy Country Director, ANERA; William Hopkinson, Political Advisor to the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process; Sonia Najjar, Al Quds University; Peter Tuma, Deputy, Czech Representative Office; Dan Koski, Koski Consulting, Tourism and Nonprofit Consultation; Jumana Jaouni, Policy Officer, Netherlands Representative Office; Mariapiera Pepe Trainee, The Italian Cooperation Office; Ala'a Qawasmi, Trainee, The Italian Cooperation Office; Rawan Asad, Public Relations and Fundraising Assistant; Salah Atallah, Tour Operator; Dr Mustafa Abu Sway, Professor, Al Quds University; Khalil Assal, Journalist; Jamal Chosheh; Khulill Ifigazi, Business Expert. Zaki Abu Al-Halawa, Al-Quds News paper
Speakers: Jan Litynski, Advisor to the President of Poland; Diana Buttu, Lawyer and former spokesperson for the Negotiation Support Unit, PLO; Dr. Karolina Wigura, Sociologist, University of Warsaw; Dr. Sabri Saidam, First Deputy Secretary General of the Fateh Revo
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
23
Oct
2012

Arab-Israeli Wars: 1955 Bandung Conference, 1956 Suez Canal and the 1957 Baghdad Pact

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Anjad Hithnawi, Urban Planer; Muna Hassan, Journalism ; Yasin Sbeih, Mechanical; Hatem Khweis, Journalism; Rawan Hamad, Journalism; Hanadi Qawasmi, Media Coordinator.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
20
Oct
2012

Islam between Shura and Democracy

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Offices, Ramallah
Participants: Feron Valerie, Journalist; Dr. Mariam Saleh, Palestinian Legislative Council, Ramallah; Ahmad M. Attoun, Palestinian Legislative Council, Ramallah; Wail M. Al-Husseini, Palestinian Legislative Council, Ramallah; Ghassan F. Abdullah, Manager, LimaLa.ps; Bastian Schroeder, Student; Andrew McLean, Government of Canada; Ingrid Ross, F.E.S; Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Academic, PASSIA; Hannah Peters, F.E.S, Aylin Kog, F.E.S, Julia Wenner, F.E.S
Speakers: Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Professor of Islamic Philosophy; Dr. George Giacaman, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Cultural Studies, BZU and Director of Muwaten: the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
16
Oct
2012

Roundtable Meeting with Pulitzer Prize Winner Kai Bird on his most recent book: Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978.

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem
Participants: Javier Parrondo, Deputy, Spanish Consulate; Naser Ideis, US Consulate; Christian Mayer, US Consulate; Jenna Naser; Tony David; Walid Salem, Director, The Center for Democracy and Community Development; Professor Parvaneh Pourshariati, Ohio State University, USA; Fouad Jabr, Chairman, PAA; Mohammed Nuseibeh; Taher Nammari, Chairman, Magdese; Elsa Gruger; David Viveash, Field Office Director, Carter Center; Ed Nicolas, Senior Admin Offic, UN; Djony Konanger, UNDP; Wael Idreis, Accountant; Abed Abu Diab; Sawsan Safadi; Head of Public and Directorate of International Relations Education
Speakers: Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize winning author
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
9
Oct
2012

The Status and Situation of Al-Aqsa Mosque

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Sheikh Jamil Hamami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Nasreddin, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem & Palestine; Mustafa Abu Zahrah; Ali Abu Sheikhah, Adivsor, Jerusalem Affairs; Dr. Sheikh Ikremah Sabri, Council for Waqf & Islamic Affairs; Adnan Husseini, Minister, Jerusalem Affairs; Ahmad Siyam, Dr. Abdel Rahman Abbad, Lecturer, Al-Quds University, Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Deputy Director, PASSIA; Khalil Assali, Journalist.
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
3
Oct
2012

Preparatory Meeting for Empowering Young Activists in Jerusalem, Training and Education, The Palestinian Nakba 1948

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Ali Gassar; Fatmeh Darwish; Rawan Hamad, Media, President Office; Hanadi Qawasmi, Media Coordinator; Anjad Hithnawi, Urban Planer; Muna Hassan, Grassroots, Jerusalem; Ahmad Al-Asmar, Reporter; Hadeel Badarneh, Yasmine Abu Amear, Mechanical Engineer; Yasin Sbeih, Mechanical Engineer
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
2
Oct
2012

Drawing Final Borders: New Thinking Towards a Viabel, Unified Palestinian State Speakers: Jan De Jong, Geostrategic Planner; Geoffrey Aronson, Director of the Foundation for Middle East Peace (Washington DC).

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Ramallah
Participants: Raed Abed Rabbo, PR Director; Dr Nasri Kumsieh, Chairman, Arij; Layaly Hamayel, Research Assistant, Birzeit University; Sam Bahour, Consultant; Mazen Sinokrot, Private Sector; Christian Jacklsperger, Deputy Head of Mission (Germany); Sameer Abu Eisheh, Professor of Engineering, Najah National University; Raid Nairat, Professor of Political Science, Najah National University; Ahmad Abbas, Advisor, Ministry of Planning
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
19
Sep
2012

Preparatory Meeting for Empowering Young Activists in Jerusalem, Training and Education, Zionism: An Introduction to Zionism and Palestine

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Ali Gassar; Fatmeh Darwish; Dahoud Darwish, log Assistant; Muna Hassan, Grassroots, Jerusalem; Hatem Khwais, Media Coordinator; Hanadi Qawasmi, Media Coordinator; Haya Totah; Mohammed Sayyad, Social Worker, Ahmad Al-Asmar, Reporter; Renad Barakat, Trainer; Rawan Hamad, Media; Ali Duwani, Press Photographer; Yasin Sbeih, Mechanical Engineer
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
18
Sep
2012

Political Activists and Young Leaders - The effects of the American Presidential Elections on Foreign Policy Towards the Middle East

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: PASSIA Office, Jerusalem
Participants: Naser Hidmi, Activist; Susan Nammari, Senior Programs Specialist, US Consulate; Naser Ideis, Information Specialist; Hanadi Qawasni, Spokesperson for ACRI; Muna Hasan, Journalist; Sawsan Safadi, Head of Public and Directorate of International Relations Education; Javier Parrondo, Spanish Consulate; David Mark, Journalist; Ishmael Reed, Professor Emeritus; Carla Blank, Artistic Director, The Domestic Crusaders Project; Vin Traverso, Department Cultural Attache, the American Consulate; Mustafa Abu Sway, Professor, Al Quds University, Sheikh Jamil Hamami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University; Jonathan Jones, Volunteer Researcher, PASSIA; Hadil Zu’mot, Student, Aseel Fatafteh, Researcher, PASSIA
Speakers: Ishmael Reed, Published author, librettist, media commentator, publisher, lecturer and teacher; David Mark, Author of “Going Dirty: The Art of Negative Campaigning,” and editor-in-chief of Politix, published by Topix, the largest local forum site in the U
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
15
Sep
2012

Governing the West Bank and the Gaza Strip: Two Regimes or one?

  • Organizer: PASSIA |
  • Location: Best Eastern Hotel, Ramallah
Participants: Cassandra Garcia, Student; Mariangela Gasparotto, Student; Mohammed Abu Jame; Jad Isaac, Director General, Arij; Ida Audeh; Saed Zein; Dr Wael Al-Battrekhi, Counsellor at the Foreign Ministry; Waed Hasan, Student; Mohnnad Asmar, Engineer; Bassam Al-Saqqa, Satellite Engineer, Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC); Ahmad Sayed Ahmad, Sound Engineer, Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC); Adnan Shqueir, Professor, Dean of Research, Bethlehem University; Dr. Nafeth Nazzal, Bethlehem University; Laia Nazzal, Bethlehem University; Matthew Collado, Student, Birzeit University; Pauline Maisterra, Student of Journalism; Muna Hasan; Layaly Hamayel, Researcher; Kursad Mahmat, Chief Representative, Turkish Cooperation & Coordination Agency, Tika; Raed Abed Rabbo, Public Relations Director, Arij; Rami Mehdawi, Ministry of Finance; Radi Al-Jerai; Saed Abdul Hadi, Al-Nasher; Ziad Sarahneh; Moa Jonsson Lanne, Student; Malak Fakhoury, Student; Katie Weinheimer, Student; Anastasia Berger, Student; Hassan Al-Balawi, Counsellor; Dr Nasri Kumsieh, Physician; Alexander Rusche, Project Manager, FES; Khalil Nakhleh, Independent Researcher.
Speakers: Dr. Reem Botmeh, Institute of Law, Birzeit University; Dr Basem Zubeidi, Professor of Political Science, Birzeit University; Dr George Giacaman, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Cultural Studies
All briefings were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA