PASSIA SEMINARS 2007

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Training Young Leaders

Party Development

7-10 Dec 2007

 

 

Lecture Program
 
 

       

DAY ONE: Friday, 7 December 2007

             

   

9.30-10.00

Welcoming Address / Opening Remarks

Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Head of PASSIA, Jerusalem
10.00-11.30

Introduction

  1. Definition of ‘party’ and ‘party system’
  2. Formation of parties: what purposes/functions do they serve?
  3. Parties vs. other political actors (e.g., movements/interest groups)
  4. Role of parties and their differences in democratic and non-democratic systems.
  5. The role of political parties in emerging democracies.
  6. Party systems and their origins (historical legacies, social cleavages, etc.)
  7. Formation and establishment of opposition parties within the party system
  8. Party System in Palestine – Historical Overview
  9. Why do new parties form?

    Dr. Samir Awad, Political Science Department, Birzeit University.

 

11.30-11.45

Break

 

11.45-13.15

Introduction, contd.
Dr. Samir Awad

 

13.15-14.15

Lunch

 

14.15-16:00

Palestinian Electoral and Parliamentary System and the Internal Democracy of Palestinian Parties

Baha Al-Bakri, Lecturer of Law, Birzeit University

 

16.00-18.00

Break

 

18.00-19.30

Party Formation (II): History of Palestinian Political Parties
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi, Chairman of PASSIA

 

20.00 Dinner

 

 

 

DAY Two: Saturday, 8 December 2007

9.15-10.45

Party Formation (III): Legal & constitutional frameworks
Provisions and rules governing the creation, registration, operation, financing and dissolution of political parties.

Baha Al-Bakri

 

10.45-11.00

Break

 

11.00-12.30

Case Study: Forming a New Party in Palestine

Munib Al-Masri, The Palestine Forum (Al-Muntada Falastin)
Lili Habash
Sa'ed Abdul Hadi

 

 

12.30-14.30

Lunch

 

14.30-16.00

Case Study: Forming a New Party in Palestine, contd.
Munib Al-Masri
Lili Habash
Sa'ed Abdul Hadi

 

16.00-16.45

Break

 

16.45-19.45

Leadership Styles
(leadership types, various personalities, convincing others, leaving an impression, understanding what makes a leader. Motivating others, leadership in cultural and situational contexts, leadership ethics)
Dr. Mahmoud Baidoun, Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor, Ramallah

20.00

Dinner


DAY Three: Sunday, 9 December 2007

   

 

9.15-10.45

Institutional & Organizational Requirements of Parties

  1. Developing persuasive (& unique) messages & party platforms
  2. Effectively communicating the party’s vision
  3. Communicating party policy & strategies to accomplish the message
  4. Building and nurturing relationships with interest groups

Christian Kröning, Executive Director of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) in the State of Schleswig-Holstein

 

10.45-11.00

Break

 

11.00-12.30

Institutional & Organizational Requirements, contd.        

  1. Party leadership
  2. Membership recruitment (broadening the party base)
  3. Organization of party congress or events
  4. Campaigning, especially for elections
  5. Communications – internally and with the electorate

Christian Kröning

 

12.30-14.30 Lunch
14.30-15.45

Intra-Party Politics

  1. Issue and policy research
  2. Development of party policies and strategies
  3. Dealing with intra-party conflicts
  4. Recruit candidates

                        Azzam Ahmad, Head, Fateh Parliamentary Bloc

 

15.45-16.15

Break

 

16.15-17.30

Discussion with local party practitioners
with Azzam Ahmad (Fateh) and Saleh Ra’fat (FIDA)







18.00-19.30
Constitutional Systems & Parliamentary Government
Dr. GregoryMahler, Academic Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Earlham College, Richmond, US

Added: Presentation files 1, 2, 3, 4.
20.00

Dinner

       

DAY Four: Monday, 10 December 2007

9.15-10.45

 

Exercise: Preparing for a new Political Party in Palestine with Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi

10.45-11.00

Break

 

11.00-12.30

How to Improve the Palestinian Party System - Prospects and Problems Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi

 

12.30-14.30

Lunch

 

14.30-16.00

Party Formation Process in Israel
Dr. GregoryMahler


Added: Presentation files 1, 2

16.00-18.00

Break

 

18.00-19.30

Wrap up and final discussion – FES - PASSIA

 

20.00

Dinner

 

 

 

 
   
   

 

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