Hall conference call this
December 5th at 1:00 P.M. EST on
the Palestinian Authority Elections with Dr. Khalil
Shikaki, the Director of the Palestine Center for
Policy and Survey Research and a leading pollster in the region.
(An extensive bio follows below.)
To participate in this Town Hall conference
call, dial 1-702-851-3330 within 5 minutes of
the call's designated start time and then enter the
access code 123432#. You are responsible only
for domestic long distance charges.
The conference call will entail a briefing
by Dr. Shikaki followed by questions and answers. You can email
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org both before and
during the call.
Announcement: Two new Town Hall conference
We are pleased to announce the following
additions to our "Palestinian Perspectives on the Post-Arafat
Assessing Yasser Arafat's
Rashid Khalidi, the Edward Said Professor of Arab
Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia
Resisting Imposition Amidst
Transition: A report on the status of Palestinian
Abu-Dayyeh Shamas, Director of the Women's Center for
Legal Aid and Counseling.
Further details about these calls will be
posted on the Town Hall call information
Listen to recordings
and read transcripts
of past calls.
Dr. Rashid Khalidi is the
Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and Director of the Middle
East Institute at Columbia University. His teaching encompasses
the history of the modern Middle East with an emphasis on the
emergence of national identity, and the involvement of external
powers in the region. He is the Vice President of the American
Task Force on Palestine and the past President of the Middle
East Studies Association. He was an advisor to the Palestinian
delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace
negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993.
Khalidi is the author of six books,
including the recently published "Resurrecting Empire: Western
Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East" and
the seminal text "Palestinian Identity: The Construction
of Modern National Consciousness" (1997), which was the
co-winner of the Middle East Studies Association's Albert
Hourani Prize as best book of 1997.
Maha Abu-Dayyeh Shamas is an
internationally respected political feminist thinker and
advocate for a viable Palestinian state. She is the Director of
the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, former Chair of
the Jerusalem Legal Aid Center, a founding Board Member of the
Jerusalem Center for Women of the Jerusalem Link and a board
member of Equality Now. She is a recipient of the 2002 Ms. Woman
of the Year award.
Shamas works at both the local and national
level to ensure the protection and provision of services to
women as they are personally and politically impacted by life
under occupation, and is well known in the international arena
as a promoter of joint political dialogue and anti-occupation
resistance with the Israeli women of the Jerusalem Link. She is
also one of the drafters of the International Women's Commission
for a Just Peace.
Dr. Khalil Shikaki is Director
of the Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research. Shikaki
has also served as both Director and Project Director at the
Center for Palestine Research and Studies, and was the editor of
its Quarterly Journal of Palestine Policy. He was both Associate
Professor of Political Science and Dean of Scientific Research
at al-Najah National University in Nablus. Over the years,
Shikaki has also been a visiting professor at the University of
Wisconsin - Milwaukee, the University of South Florida and
Columbia University. Since 1993, he has conducted numerous
public opinion polls and published many articles about
Palestinian politics and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
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