Meetings & Workshops

 
7
Jun
2022

Palestinian Educational Institutions, Cultural Heritage and National Identity in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Father Ibrahim Faltas, Counselor of the Custody of the Holy Land & Supervisor of the Terra Santa Schools
Participants: Maria Velasco, Deputy Head, Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA); Samah Jaouny, Programme Manager, East Jerusalem Programme, Office of the European Union Representative; Patrice Budry, Attaché, Programme Manager - East Jerusalem Programme, Office of the European Union Representative; Shereen Abu-Eid, Programme Manager, Public Administration Reform TAIEX, Twinning, and SIGMA Coordinator, Office of the European Union Representative; Takashi Hattori, Counsellor, Representative Office of Japan to Palestine; Ludivine Henry, Attaché for French Language, French Consulate General; Alison McEwen, Deputy Consul General, British Consulate General; John W. Robbins, Political Officer, Palestinian Affairs Unit, US Embassy, Jerusalem; 'Alaa' Mahmoud, Palestinian Affairs Unit, US Embassy, Jerusalem; Elie Teichman, Education & Exchanges Officer, Palestinian Affairs Unit, US Embassy, Jerusalem; Rosaline Antar, Political Specialist, Palestinian Affairs Unit, US Embassy, Jerusalem; Sylvia Amer, Academic Programs Manager; Bernard Philippe, Former EU Official; Shifa Jayousi, Project Coordinator, UNSCO; Muna Hidmi, Project Manager, UNDP; Rasmus Brandt, Program Manager, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung East-Jerusalem (FES); Malak Ammouri, Project Assistant & Media Coordinator, FES; Lisa Maria Loeffler, Junior Guest Researcher, FES; Bernard Thibaud, Director, Secours Catholique-Caritas France; Leonie Martiny, Student, Former Intern, PASSIA; Dr. Anja Zorob, DAAD Long Term Lecturer and Associate Professor of Political Science at Birzeit University; Dr. Bernard Sabella, Executive Secretary, Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR); Dr. Usama Salman, Pontifical Mission, Freelance Tour Guide; Dr. George Malki, Country Representative, International Orthodox Christian Charities; Majdoleen Jibril, Social Media, PCBS; Sana' Hasna, Researcher, Jerusalem File, Palestinian Negotiation Support Project, Negotiations Affairs Department, Ramallah; Yousef Daher, Executive Director, Jerusalem Inter-Church Center (JIC); Waad Qannam, Project Coordinator, Palestinian Vision Organization (PalVision); Mohammad Abu Khdeir, Journalist, Al-Quds Newspaper; Aziz Al-Assa, Researcher; Dr. Mohammad Dajani, WASATIA; Prof. Khuloud Khayyat Dajani, Al-Quds University; Diya' Maswadeh, Educator; Samer Nusseibeh, CEO and Vice-President, Mohammed Zaki Nuseibeh & Sons Group; Daoud Kuttab, Journalist; Rene George Zambile, Airline Instructor, Aviation International Consultant; Nora Kort, President, Atta Services-Aid to the Aged; Qusay Abbas, Project Coordinator, Youth Development Department (YDD); Danya Hirbawi, Tour Guide; Rahaf Idkeidek; Hussam Mousa, Tour Guide; Etraf Joulani, Psychological Support Counselor for Groups; Hadia Husseini, Receptionist; Motaz Dmeiri, Student; Halla Mansour, Fine Artist; Fadi Khouri, Translator; Dana Nusseibeh; Ensaf Shaheen; Counseling; PASSIA: Deniz Altayli, Program Director; Wala' Abu Ghannam, Project Director; Hind Husseini; Imad Farrah; Omar Farrah, Intern; Samiha Okkeh, Intern; Ibrahim Tahboub, Volunteer.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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30
Nov
2021

Approaches to Heritage Protection – The Case of East Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Participants: Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA): Maria Velasco, Deputy Head; Samah Jaouny, Programme Manager, East Jerusalem Programme; Patrice Budry, Attaché, Programme Manager - East Jerusalem Team; Martina Terzo, European External Action Service (EEAS); Muna Nur Mohammad, Project Management; Ricardo Cardenas, Deputy Head, Representative Office of Chile; Marta Ghievery, Representative Office of Argentina; Emre Yılmaz, Vice Consul, Turkish Consulate General; Andrea Niklaus, First Secretary, Representative Office of Canada; Inas Odeh, FPDS Officer, Representative Office of Canada; Aoife Nannery, Head of Cooperation, Representative Office of Ireland; Victor Kozhemiak, Attaché, Russian Representative Office; Aliya Zaripova, Attaché, Russian Representative Office; Ruth Bigalke-Nolan, Head of Programme, GIZ; Motaz Dawabseh, Programme Analyst, UNDP; Nada Nabris, TVET Project Manager, UNDP; Rania Nubani, Project Manager, UNDP; Talin Shaheen, PM, UNDP; Hanin Nammari, Senior Architicht, UN-Habitat; Hakam Awad, Country Director, HEKS/EPER Swiss Church Aid; Claudette Habesch, Member, Central Committee, DSPR/ Middle East Council of Churches; Terry Bullata, Senior Program Manager, Swiss Development Cooperation; Simon Azazian, Director of Information and PR, JUU Magazine Palestinian Editor, Bible Society; Dr. Chiara De Cesari, Associate Professor, European and Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam; Ulf Carmesund, Uppsala University; Dr. Wasfi Kilani, Hashemite Fund for the Restoration of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock; Khaled Khatib, Director of the Palestinian Heritage Museum, Jerusalem; Dr. Munir Nusseibeh, Al-Quds University; Uday Bajali, Representative of Truth; Dana Abbas, Architect, RIWAQ-Center for Architectural Conservation; Aya Tahhan, Archirect, RIWAQ; Dr. Ibrahim Shaban, Lecturer in Law, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; Raed Saadeh, Chairman, Jerusalem Tourism Cluster (JTC); Dr. Munir Nuseibah, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Director, Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic and Community Action Center, Al-Quds University; Prof. Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Integral Chair for the Study of Imam Al-Ghazali's Work at the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds University; Louay Al-Husseini, General Director, the Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry - Jerusalem; Imad Khatib, Vice President, AlQuds University; Yousef Dajani, Member, Council for Waqf & Islamic Affairs; Lamis Alami, Secretary General, Central Elections Committee; Jamal Al-Aref, Freelance Consultant; George Manarious, Freelance Tour Guide; Fouad Abdeen, Consultant; Jamal Barham, Arab Orthodox Central Council; Omar Zaro, Jerusalem Area Director, Al-Quds University; Ahmad Alami, Editor; Mahmoud Jarallah, Businessman; Muhannad Jaouni, Economic Advisor; Shadi Othman, Press Officer; Samer Nusseibeh, CEO and Vice President, Mohammed Zaki Nuseibeh & Sons Group; Nora Kort; Dr. Lina Al-Qutob, Lecturer, AlQuds University; Samer Tarazi, Program Management Coordinator, NEI - Nakhleh Esheber Institute; Qusay Abbas, Project Coordinator, Youth Development Department (YDD); Dana Nuseibeh; Etaf Joulany; Areej Daibes, Translator & Interpreter; Arda Aghazarian, Translator & Interpreter; Ru’ya (Palestinian Vision): Rami Naser Eddin, Executive Director; Wa'ad Qannam, Project Manager; Manar Marzeeq, Human Resources Officer; Abed Barbar; Mohammad Hadieh, Executive Director, ACT for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Studies; Deniz Altayli, Program Director, PASSIA; Adnan Joulani, Project Director, PASSIA; Imad Farrah, PASSIA; Omar Farrah, Intern, PASSIA; Alyssa Bivins, Ph.D. Candidate, Volunteer, PASSIA; Hind Husseini, PASSIA.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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8
Nov
2021

EUREP Culture and Education Partner Coordination Workshop

  • Organizer: Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank & Gaza Strip, UNRWA).
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Participants: DanChurchAid-Norwegian Church Aid (DCA-NCA); Terre des Hommes Italia; Enabel - Belgian Development Agency; Pro Terra Sancta; Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppodei Popoli - CISP; Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA); Ru’ya (Palestinian Vision); Palestinian Heritage Trail; Burj Al-Luqluq Social Center Society; Sabreen Association for Artistic Development; AFKAR for Educational & Cultural Development (AECD); ACT for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Studies; Nakhleh Esheber Institute; Frères College for Boys & Girls (De la Salle); Al-Wifaq School; Terra Sancta High School; Bab Al-Silsila.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
27
Sep
2021

The Tourism Sector in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Rubin Abu Shamsiya, Historian & Tour Guide; Ruba Idris, Tour Guide & Trainer; Khadr Nijem, Tour Guide; Hussam Mousa, Tour Guide; Bashar Abu Shamsiya, Tour Guide.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
22
Jul
2020

Christian Cultural Heritage in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Zoom, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Dr. Bernard Sabella, Exec. Sec., MECC Department of Service to Palestinian Refugees (DSPR), Middle East, Council of Churches
Participants: Mark Bailey, Head, Representative Office of Australia, Ramallah; Maurits Oskam, First Secretary Political Affairs & Human Rights, Representative Office of Netherlands; Niko Fritscher, Head of Cultural Section, German Representative Office, Ramallah; Reuben Gauci, Head, Representative Office of Malta; Dr. Csaba Rada, Head, Hungarian Representative Office to the PA, Ramallah; Jaime Gutiérrez, Spanish Consulate; Jean-Christophe Augé, Project Manager, Near and Middle East, North Africa - Religions, Center for Analysis, Forecasting and Strategy (CAPS), Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs; Jamal Al-Aref, Consultant, UNDP; Jumana Jaouni, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); Prof. Khuloud Khayyat Dajani, Al-Quds University; Maha Samman, Professor, Al-Quds University; Prof. Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Integral Chair for the Study of Imam Al-Ghazali's Work at the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds University; Dr. Samir Khatib; Walid Salem, Director, Center for Democracy and Community Development; Zakaria Odeh, Executive Director, Civic Coalition for Jerusalem; Bishop Dr. Munib A.Younan; Deniz Altayli, Program Director, PASSIA; Adnan Joulani, Project Manager, PASSIA; Hind Husseini, PASSIA Team.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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20
Mar
2019

Culture and Education in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Jordan Morgan, Research and Development Officer, Forward Thinking, UK; Edward Channer, Projects Officer, Forward Thinking, UK; Benjamin Ashraf, Intern, PASSIA.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
15
Aug
2018

Jerusalem History and Culture

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Akihisa Matsuno, Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Japan; Dr. Munir Nuseibah, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Director, Al-Quds Human Rights Clinic and Community Action Center, Al-Quds University.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
5
Feb
2018

Palestinian Culture and Art

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Senator Cristovam Buarque, Former Minister of Education, Governor of the Federal District, and Dean of the University of Brasilia; Amb. Francisco Mauro Brasil de Holanda, Head, Representative Office of Brazil to the PA, Ramallah; Leandro Vieira Silva, First Secretary, Representative Office of Brazil to the PA, Ramallah; Issa Issa Qawasmi, Writer & Photographer; Azzam Abu Saud, Writer; Sani Meo, General Manager & Publisher, This Week in Palestine; Khalil Touma, Poet & Interpreter; Dr. Safa Nasser Eddin, Vice-President, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Professor, Al-Quds University.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
7
Jun
2017

Palestinian Identity & Education

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Dr. Samira Alayan, Lecturer and Researcher at the School of Education, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Nurit Peled-El-Hanan, Professor of Languages, Education and Semiotics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Participants: Marzia Dalla Vedova, Programme Manager, Office of the European Union Representative (EUREP); Basma S. Khatib, Press, Human Rights and Cultural Affairs Officer, Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ramallah; Choi Young-Sam , Korean Representative; Douglas Scott Proudfoot, Head, Representative Office of Canada, Ramallah; Hugo Henry, Political Advisor, French Consulate General; Nicholas Cooper, Political Officer, Representative Office of Australia, Ramallah; Amb. Francisco Mauro de Holanda, Head, Representative Office of Brazil to the PA, Ramallah; Leandro Vieira Silva, First Secretary; Representative Office of Brazil, Ramallah; Jonathan Conlon, Head, Representative of Ireland, Ramallah; Declan Johnson, Representative of Ireland, Ramallah; Rima Tadros, Senior Program Advisor (Education Portfolio), Norwegian Representative Office, Ramallah; Pirkko-Liisa Kyöstilä, Head, Representative Office of Finland, Ramallah; Karita Laisi, HoC, Representative Office of Finland, Ramallah; Eric De Muynck, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, Consulate General of Belgium; Artūras Gailiūnas, Head, Representative Office of Lithuania, Ramallah; Jamal Al-Aref, Program Manager, UNDP; Christina Stahlbock, Director, Daad; Joan Ayyad, Educator, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land (ELCJHL) Schools; Ainhoa González, Castilla-La Mancha University; Mohammad Abu Khdeir, Journalist, Al-Quds Newspaper; Monther Abu Ramoz, Program Manager, PalVision; Lamis Alami, Former Minister of Education & Higher Education; Ratebeh Alaedin, Palestine Democratic Union -FIDA; Fouad Hallaq, Negotiations Support Unit; Itedal Al-Ashhab, Deputy Head, Union of the Charitable Societies, Jerusalem, Educational Portfolio; Sana' Hasna, Researcher, Jerusalem File, Palestinian Negotiation Support Project, Negotiations Affairs Department, Ramallah; Moazaz Hussainy; Sahar Omar, Project Manager, Women's Studies Center; Nabeel Hamoudeh; Majdoleen Jibril, Social Media, PCBS; Dr. Mustafa Abu Sway, Al-Quds University; Hiyam Elayyan, Executive Director, Al-Saraya Center for Community Services; Waad Qannam, Development Sector, Jerusalem Unit; Ahmad Safadi, Director, Elia Youth Organization; Suleiman Shqeirat; Aida Issawi, Jerusalem Director, Women's Study Center; Suad Younan, Principal, Helen Keller School for the Blind; Wafa Dajani, Consultant, Women's Study Center; Sameeha Jad, PNGO; Ruba Odeh, Program Manager, Al-Saraya Center for Community Services; Khalil Asali, Journalist; Deniz Altayli, Program Director, PASSIA, Jan Ybema, Intern, PASSIA; Hind Husseini, PASSIA.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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22
May
2017

Education and Culture in Palestine

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Oliver McTernan, Director, Forward Thinking, UK; Isobel Scott-Barrett, Programmes Officer, Forward Thinking, UK; Jordan Morgan, Research and Development Officer, Forward Thinking, UK; Lila Cherrih, Programmes Assistant, Forward Thinking, UK; Sarah Husseini, Editor; Deniz Altayli, Program Director, PASSIA; Jan Ybema, Intern, PASSIA.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
30
Apr
2017

Preparing an Exhibition on the City of Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Delegation from the Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany: Cilly Kugelmann, Former Director; Oliver Glatz, Freelance Curator.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
25
Apr
2017

Commemorating Eng. Ibrahim Dakkak (1929-2016)

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Dr. Ekrima Sabri, Head, Supreme Islamic Council, Jerusalem; Rev. Patriarch Michel Sabbah, Head, The Islamic-Christian Commission in Support of Jerusalem & Holy Sites, former Head, Latin Patriarchate; Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, PLO Executive Committee Member; Zahira Kamal, General Secretary, Palestine Democratic Union (FIDA); Abed Al-Qader Husseini, Head of Board of Directors, Faisal Husseini Foundation, Jerusalem; Azzam Dakkak, Dakkak Family Representative.
Participants: Hijazi Risheq, Member, Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jerusalem; Khalil Assali, Journalist, Akhbar El Balad; Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan, Head, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land (ELCJHL); Terry Boullata, Swiss Development Cooperation, Jerusalem; Sheikh Jamil Hamami, Lecturer, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem; Sheikh Abdel Azim Salhab, Head, High Council of Waqf, Jerusalem; Ziad Hammouri, Director, Jerusalem Center for Social & Economic Rights (JCSER), Jerusalem; Issam Taha, Retiree; Badr Jamjoum, Retiree; Jamileh Kabaja, Housewife; Minas Kabaja Dakkak; Sani Meo, Publisher, This Week in Palestine; Azzam Hashlamoon; Diana Safieh, Safia Tours; Yasin Abu Saud; Rima Abu Saud; Dr. Suleiman Ghosheh, Medical Doctor, Jerusalem; Khaled Jamjoum; Ali Khamis; Saed Dakkak; Salam Daana, Medical Doctor; Wadi Kabaja; Hisham Bakri; Khaled Barghouth; Issam Awwad; Nabeel Hamoudeh; Nora Carmi, Kairos Palestine; Samia Khoury; Samer Nusseibeh, Engineer, Jerusalem; Nabil Sub Laban; Salah Zuheikeh; Walid Salem, Lecturer at Al-Quds University; Rania Elias, Yabous Cultural Centre, Jerusalem; Khaled Kaloti, Businessman, Jerusalem; Aref Husseini, Founder of Al-Nayzak; Dr. Tamer Sawalha; Majed Husseini, Reitree; Mahmoud Jarallah, Businessman; Issam Rabee, Engineer; Mohammad Abu Khdeir, Journalist, Al-Quds Newspaper; Fr. Rafiq Khouri, Latin Patriarchate, Jerusalem; Raja Khalidi, Development Economist; Sami El-Yousef, Regional Director for Palestine and Israel, Pontifical Mission.​
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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1
Nov
2016

History & Culture: Turkish Perspective

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Turkish Cultural Center at the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey.
Participants: Prof. Dr. Seref Ates, Deputy President, Yunus Emre Institute, Ankara, Turkey
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
9
Jun
2016

Facets of the Israeli-Palestinian protracted conflict: history, religion, resistance and identity

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: PASSIA, Jerusalem.
Participants: Shalom Staub (Associate Provost, Professor at Dickinson College), Norma Jean Park (student), Ashley Tang (student), Sally Matlock (student), Lisa Teitelbaum (student), Meagan Dashcund (student), Selena Gould (student), Ikram Rabbani (student) Shisheng Zhon (student) Taylor Lezhen (student), Mira Puetz (intern at PASSIA).
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
26
Feb
2014

Crisis of Identity & Education in Jerusalem

  • Organizer: PASSIA.
  • Location: Legacy Hotel, Jerusalem.
Speakers: Samir Jibril, Director of Education, Awqaf Department, Directorate of Jerusalem.
Participants: Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA; Ali Sabbah, Coordinator of Activities; Dr. Abdel Rahman Abbad, Secretary General for the Muslim Scholars and Ulama in Palestine; Dr. Sulaiman Rabadi, Freres College for Boys & Girls (De la Salle); Aref Husseini, Founder of Al-Nayzak; Fayzeh Zalatimo, Medical Tech; Sawsan Safadi, PR Manager; Adel Ghazzawi, Mohammad Bader, Hakim Dirbas, Muayad Bader, Lana Fraij, Osama Abu Khdeir, Raed Halabi, Abeer irbas, Hanin Naafeh, Mohammad Sayyad, Delegation from the Parents Committee Union; Dima Samman, Director General, Directorate of Education; Ahmad Dureidi, Rosary Sisters’ High School, Dr. Maha Samman, Head of Urban Studies and Spatial Practices program at Al-Quds Bard Honors College for Liberal Arts and Sciences; Sireen Yihya, Student; Nadeen Nashashibi, Project Coordinator, Yabous Cultural Center; Abed Abu Diab; Adv. Azzam Hashlamon, Director, Dar Al-Aytam; Mustafa Kemal Sahin, Vice Consul, Turkish Consulate; Abdel Aziz Rajabi; Sonia Quteineh; Hanin Joulani, Teacher; Abdel Karim Lafi, President of Parents Committee Union, Sinan Abdel Qader, Architect; Khaled Kaloti, Engineer; Abdel Qader Husseini, Faisal Husseini Foundation; Yaser Abdel Rahman Abu Dayi, Rosary Sisters’ Hugh School; Nasser Hidmi; Eng. Abdel Qader Tahboub; Darwish Hijazi; Amani Khalifa; Husni Al-Natsheh, Director Manager, Housing Council; Mahmoud Abu AL-Rob, Rosary Sisters’ High School; Jamil Abdel Rahman, Lecturer; Mohammad Jamal Abu Khdeir, Journalist; Hisham Issa Hidmi, Lecturer; Nadim Jamal, Journalist; Abel Latif Ghaith; Omar Mustafa Alami, Deputy General Manager, Jerusalem Cigarette Co. LTD; Elias Khouri, Lawyer; Dr. Iyad Hallaq, Lecturer; Eng. Khalid Khateeb, Palestinian Heritage Museum; Daoud Ghoul; Father Rafiq Khouri, Latin Patriarchate.
All Meetings & Workshops were attended by Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA
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