Abdulkarim Barghouti, Ph.D.

Abdulkarim Barghouti is the director of IALIIS. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Moscow State University. He chaired the Philosophy and Cultural Studies Department at Birzeit University for five years, and directed the graduate program in Contemporary Arabic Studies for two years. He is a previous Dean of Student Affairs and has been for a number of years secretary of the board of the Arab Council for Social Sciences. Dr. Barghouti has published widely in the fields of philosophy, religion, Arab and international studies.

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Nahida Sabbah

Nahida Sabbah is the Executive Secretary of IALIIS. She holds a Diploma in Executive Secretary and a Diploma in Medical Secretary from the Ramallah Women’s Training Center- UNRWA. Prior to her work at IALIIS, Mrs. Sabbah was an Executive Secretary at Al-Quds Open University.

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Kawthar Abu Khalil

Kawthar Abu Khalil is the Administrative and Financial Assistant at IALIIS. She previously worked in the administrative and research areas. She earned her MA degree in Sociology from Birzeit University.

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Suzan Daana

Suzan Daana is a researcher at the Palestinian Digital Archive at IALIIS. She has an M.A. degree in Political Research from University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and another M.A. degree  in Democracy and Human Rights from Birzeit University. She has a B.A. degree in English literature from Damascus University, Syria. 

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Wesam Abu Toyour

Wesam is a researcher at the Palestinian Digital Archive and the Forced migration and refugee unit at IALIIS. He holds a B.A. degree in History and Political Science from Birzeit University. He is now doing his M.A. in Interntional Studies at IALIIS.

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Suhaila Abdel Latif

Suhaila Abdel Latif is the coordinator of the Forced Migration and Refugee Unit at IALIIS. She earned her B.A. in English language and literature with minor in translation from Birzeit University, and she is now doing her M.A. in Contemporary Arab Studies. Suhaila worked as a freelancer translator from English to Arabic and vice versa, in addition to being a youth coordinator at Tamer Institute for Community Education. 

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Wael Hasan

Wael Hasan is the messenger at IALIIS.