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1/6/2013- 28/8/2013

Training Course

Strategic Communication

Course Title

The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies

Organizer

Dr. Abdul Karim Barghouti

Course Convenor

Dr. Lord Habash, Dr. Samir Awad, Dr. Ehab Bessaiso, Mr. Alex Kuttab

Instructors

Ahmad al-Khatib, Fareed To’mallah, Yara Abdullah, Hanin Qatamesh, Majed Omar Abbadi, Hamza Dalia, Basel Sumreen, Maha Shihadeh, Ouf Awadallah, Hiba Tantash, Ihab Omar, Tareq Edeh, Majdi al-Adarah, Hazem Shamlawi, Jebreel Hejja, Salah al-Din Barghouti, Munjid Abu-Sharar, Lara Habash, Samar Awadallah, Samia Wazwaz, Amani Sarahneh, Mohammad Shuja’ya, Farid Ladadweh, Diab al-Basha, Mohammad Mahmoud, Rami Mehdawi, Mohammad Madani.

Participants

A specialized course offered by the Institute, which aims at empowering Palestinian professionals with communication skills adhering to the highest international standards and setting a high benchmark for Palestinian strategic communications. The course will cover the full range of expertises and skills necessary for strategic communications to international standards, through lectures and workshops. The lectures and workshops will be given by senior Palestinian and international experts, as well as by professors and course instructors. This course is open to professionals in the public and private sectors, as well as civil society. The course will take place in the period from June 1st till August 31st, 2013, at Birzeit University.

To view the course plan please click here.

To listen to the recorded lectures please click here.

Reading Materials from: Lord Habash, Samir Awad, Ehab Bessaiso, Alex Kuttab, John Williams, Kavin MarchMark Gill.

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25/6/2012 – 2/7/2012

Training Course

SPSS

Course Title

The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies

Organizer

Hasan Ladadweh, Dr. Majdi Al-Malki

Instructor

Saja Badwan, Rewayda Khawaldeh, Tahani Abdul-Samad, Suhad Khalifa, Zareefa Ali, Amal Zayed, Nowar Thabet, Nahida Sabbah, Suzan Da’na, Hamza Obaidallah, Samaher Suleiman, Noura Saqer, Saeed Badawi, Sujood Eleiwi, Ahlam Hamad, Alaa Gosheh

Participants

Throughout this training a number of essential issues were addressed concerning how to use SPSS program, form charts and analyzing data. The differences between qualitative and quantitive research was also discussed, in addition to the main concepts in qualitative research. This training also examined the methods of constructing questionnaires and coding them, in addition to the mechanism and procedures for determining the appropriate statistical treatment; that is through determining  the level of measuring variables and the type of survey/sample.

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12/2/2012 – 16/2/2012

Training Course

Palestinian Refugees

Course Title

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University of Cairo

Organizer

Dr. Michael Kagan

Instructor

Amal Zayed, Hiba Saida, Reham Mualla, Ra’ed Bader, Ra’ed Eshneiwer

Participants

 professor Michael Kagan gave a course on Palestinian refugees, in which he presented a large number of video sconces which shed light on the historic evolution of the Palestinian issue and the series of Jewish migration to Palestine. In addition to the phases of the Arab-Israeli conflict, beginning from dividing the land and even the actual recognition of the state of Israel. Professor Kagan also illustrated legal aspects related to Palestinian refugees, and the status of Palestinian refugees in international refugee law.

In the context of speaking of Palestinian refugees, the issue of the establishment of UNRWA was mentioned in addition to its role in providing services to Palestinian refugees. An employee from UNRWA was hosted during this session,  and presented a detailed presentation of the different UNRWA programs (education, health, relief, development, infrastructure, and sponsoring small projects) in its five different working areas (Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, West Bank and Gaza). In addition to discussing the cooperation between UNRWA and other institutions. The course was concluded with referring to the status of Palestinian refugees in the Israeli Palestinian negotiations, which was the center of discussion between participants, in which they were divided into groups to play the role of Palestinian and Israeli negotiators who negotiated on particular things regarding the refugees issue.

                          

 

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5/2/2012 - 9/2/2012

Training Course

Migration and Refugee Movements in the Middle East and North Africa

Course Title

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University of Cairo

Organizer

Dr. Shaden Khalef

Instructor

Amal Zayed. Hiba Saida, Reham Mualla, Olla Tamimi, Ra’ed Bader

Participants

On the other hand, the second course was presented by Dr. Shaden Khalef entitled (Migration and Refugee Movements in the Middle East and North Africa) which consists of a number of interested researchers in refugee issues around the world, most of whom have worked with UNHCR and have practical experience in dealing with asylum situations. The emphasis was on presenting the circumstances and situations of migration and refuge in Arab countries, middle eastern countries and north Africa. And the cases of refuge and migration in Palestine, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and South Africa was exemplified. One of the main issues that was covered throughout this course was the matter of differentiating between UNRWA and UNHCR, the impact of the “American war on terror” in creating refuge cases especially in Iraq, permanent solutions for refugees, the difference between migration and refuge.

In this course, the supervisor presented a number of video scenes which viewed documented cases of refuge and migration around the world which helped in enriching discussions and in offering issues related to such matters. In addition to conducting debate sessions between different groups the main one was dividing participants into three groups each represented a party in the international community (France, Tunis, United nations). Afterwards a number of issue have been discussed such as, specifying the number of refugees which France receives from Tunis and the position of various parties from the case.

               

 

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2/2/2012 - 29/1/2012

Training Course

Demographic Measures of Migration

Course Title

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the American University of Cairo

Organizer

Dr. Ayman Zuhri 

Instructor

Suhad Khalifeh, Tahani Abdul-Samad

Participants

In the Demographic Measures of Migration course, it addressed the various aspects and issues of demography, in addition to the main demographic terms and the basics of international migration. After explaining the demographic, population and statistics terms, the supervisor of the course Ayman Zuhri  referred to the factors which affect the demography of population such as, the nature of the population, age,  gender, economic situation and of course migration. With referring to examples from all over the word, he spoke about the main demographic concepts such as, natural increase, aging of the population, demographic transition, population density,  net migration, and migration in all its forms: (internal/ international, voluntary/ forced, legal/illegal, circular/ permanent).

Moreover, a session was dedicated for speaking of the different sources of gathering data on international migration- whether random samples or representative- and these sources represented family surveys, population statistics, population registry, registering foreigners, and other administrative sources. In addition to UN UNHCR report, and other international reports. Another issue that was discussed was the process and criteria of calculating basic demographic standards such as, birth, death and migration rate. Finally, the supervisor demonstrated how to employ the techniques of charts in analyzing international migration data, that is through deciphering charts, maps, and the population pyramid.                      

 

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21-22 October 2011

Training Course

Historiography of possession of land in Palestine

Course Title

Muwaten organization

Organizer

Dr. Muneer Fakher Eddin, Dr. Amin Abu-Baker, Suhad Bishara

Instructor

 

Participants

Dr. Raed Bader

Supervisor

 

The theme of the internship was the historiography of land ownership in Palestine, and the first day was supervised by Dr. Munir  Fakher Eldin, a professor at Birzeit University specialized in the history of land ownership in mandate Palestine. Dr. Fakher Eldin spoke about major historical transformation that took place throughout the nineteenth century which highlights the features of the twentieth century as an introduction to the issue of a state and of private ownership. Following this lecture, Dr. Amin Abu-Baker gave a lecture on the status of private property in Palestine during the ottoman rule, he also presented many laws such as those relating to the conditions of the land and its realities. He also emphasized the main and special concepts which are associated with land ownership during the ottoman rule. On the other hand, during the second day of the internship Dr. Fakher Eldin discussed the matter of private ownership as an instrument for rule in mandate Palestine,  in addition to mandatory military regulations. He also referred to projects which aims at confiscating land from Palestinians and thus assisted the Jewish agency in owning the land. The internship was concluded with the presentation of Suhad Bishara (Lawyer at the centre of Justice/ Haifa) who is specialized in defending Arab lands in Galilee and the Negev. She also discussed the issue of Israeli occupation and the methods of stripping Palestinian lands through forcing the population to leave, in addition to other regulations during and after the 1948 Nakba.

 

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22-23 April 2011

Training Course

Historiography of possession of land in Palestine

Course Title

Muwaten organization

Organizer

Dr. Muneer Fakher Eddin

Instructor

Fadel al-Allah Salim, Hend Shreda, Rowaeda Khawalda, Niveen Sayyad, Noor Salous, Mahmood Hazein, Ghadeer al-Nubani

Participants

Dr. Raed Bader

Supervisor

 

The course offered an overview about the development of the historiography of land ownership, specifically during the late ottoman era (in the late 19th century), the British mandate and after. Important questions had been raised, like how did the land ownership transformed from individual ownership to national one? And how did the British mandate use the land laws as a colonial tool?

 

The course concentrated on the transformation in relationship between people, authority and land, which means the relationship between ownership and sovereignty during the Ottoman and the British eras. It started by putting a legal frame that controls lands in the Ottoman empire in 1858, aiming mainly to get money through imposing taxes on lands, in order to subsidize the different institutions of the state. In addition, the authorities aimed to get rid of the chaos in possessing and controlling the land. It is worth mentioning that the Ottoman land law in 1858 had been implemented in Palestine in 1869, for the first time over the Sham area, which indicates the importance of Palestine for the Ottoman Empire.

 

Through out the course, students introduced to many important terms in the field of land ownership like Miri, Jiftlik, Matrook, Mahlool, Masha’, Raqaba, Muwat, and Tabo law.

 

In addition, students were introduced to the situation of land ownership during the Ottoman Tanzimat period, and discussed the British general philosophy in controlling and developing the land ownership in Palestine, and how the transformation in the relationship between people, land, and authority led to the transmission of large properties of some Palestinian and non Palestinian families, which helped the transformation of these lands to the Zionist movement later on. Moreover, students discussed the way the British mandate imposed British regulations in Palestine in 1921, which divided the land into three areas as follow:

 

-          Area A: it constitute 70% of the Palestinian land. no land transmission from Arabs to Jews.

-          Area B: under the control of the High Commissioner.

-          Area C: free market.

 

The British regulations led to increase the individual ownership, repression laws, and offering racist protection for tenants.  

                          

 

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