Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad to Keynote Annual Palestine Luncheon!

Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad to Keynote Annual Palestine Luncheon!

Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org | June 9, 2014 – TThe American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad (Hamayel) as the keynote speaker of this year’s Annual Palestine Luncheon. Dr. Abdel Jawad is an associate professor of political science at Birzeit University (Palestine), where he has been teaching since 1982. The luncheon is part of the upcoming ADC National Convention and will be held on Sunday, June 15 at noon

Dr. Abdel Jawad served as the dean of the Faculty of Law, Public Administration, and Political Science at Birzeit University from 2009 to 2012. He co-founded the Shat-ha Hiking Group with Samia Bottmeh in February 2006 and has written extensively on many topics related to Palestine. Dr. Abdel Jawad is now a Carnegie Centennial Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Register now for the ADC National Convention and join us in welcoming Dr. Abdel Jawad and other community leaders and activists, June 12-15 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Space is limited so make sure to sign up today! To view the full Convention program click here.

About Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad:

Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawad (Hamayel) was born in El-Bireh (Palestine) in 1952, his political commitments and human rights activities, have led him to detention 6 times without trial (three times by Arab regimes and three times by the Israeli Occupiers). His experience has been one of the bases for his intellectual work, focused on the Palestinian Nakba of 1948; Palestinian national rights, oral history and the Palestinian collective memory.

He received his bachelor degree from Cairo University (political science Dept.1974); Ma. and Ph.D. from University of Paris-X Nanterre (1979,1986); and has held fellowships at the CNRS in Paris; The Free University and the Marcel Liebman Foundation in Brussels; The Dutch Orient-Institute in Hamburg; University of Paris-II  (Pantheon); and The Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris; as well as a Fulbright visiting professor  at Villanova University (1997/98); and Visiting Research Professor at the History Department at Harvard University (Academics at Risk Program (2003/2004).

 As the director of  Birzeit Research Center (1994-1997) he edited  the  biographies of 3 Palestinian National Movement leaders  and a series  of monographs on the destroyed Palestinian villages, and the author and editor of several books and articles on Palestine, with special focus on Israeli strategies toward Palestinian society (within the concept of sociocide). Among his publications are The Israeli Assassination Policy in the Al-Aqsa Intifada (in Arabic and English, Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, 2001); Toward a Palestinian Strategy on Jerusalem (in Arabic, Birzeit Research Center, 1998); Collaborators in the Occupied Territories: Human Rights Abuses and Violations, coauthored with Yizhar Be’er (in Hebrew and English, Israel Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories).

His research publication includes “The Arab and Palestinian Narratives of the 1948 War” (in) Robert Rotberg. “The Intertwined Narratives of Israel-Palestine: History’s Double Helix”, Indiana University Press, 2006); and “Zionist Massacres: the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee Problem In the1948 War” (in) Eyal Benvenisti. Chaim Gans. Sari Hanafi (eds). “Israel and the Palestinian Refugees”, Springer, Berlin, New York, Heidelberg. 2007, pp. 59-129. 

His newest research interests focus on Palestine During the late Ottoman period; the impact of remittances from Palestinian migration to USA on the development and transformation the of local communities of Ramallah & El-Bireh(see on line “Landed Property, Palestinian Migration to America and the Emergence of a New Local Leadership: Al-Bireh 1909-1947. In the  Jerusalem Quarterly. Winter 2009, issue 36). The latest subject is the focus of his forthcoming book, and will be the fruit of his year at Georgetown.

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