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Name of the Project

The Elections Committee: Dependence and Independence

Time of execution

June 2013- December 2013

The Main purpose of the Project

1.     Conducting public lectures on issues related to elections.

2.     Conducting a research competition for MA and BA students.

3.     Holding a debate on dependency and independency in the work of the Palestinian elections committee.

Budget of the Project

USD 13482

Sponsored by

Central Elections Committee


 

Name of the Project

Workshop entitled “International Aid: A “Necessary Evil” for Development in Palestine?

Time of execution

February 2012

The Main purpose of the Project

1.     1.      Conduct a workshop on the topic “International Aid"
2.     Invite policy makers, representatives of Palestinian organizations working on development and international aid issues, as well as international experts who work in the same field to participate in the workshop.

3.     Encourage students to attend the workshop.

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Output

1)      The workshop was conducted on February 28, 2012

2)     Three papers on the topic of development and international aid were submitted during the workshops

Budget of the Project

Euro 6180

Sponsored by

APY Foundation   


 

Name of the Project

Promotion of training and awareness raising about human rights, democracy, and conflict resolution

Time of execution

January - May 2012

The Main purpose of the Project

1. Design and offer one course on “Negotiations: Strategy and Tactics” during spring semesters.

2. Invite representatives of local and international organization work and/ or study the issue of negotiation  to participate in the course.

3. Encourage students to produce papers and researches on topics related to the course theme.

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Output

The course was conducted during this Spring 2012.

Budget of the Project

Euro 3250

Sponsored by

APY Foundation


 

Name of the Project

Workshop entitled “Water in Palestine”

Time of execution

November 2011

The Main purpose of the Project

1.      Conduct a workshop on the topic of water in Palestine and exhibition entitled “Matter of Water” to show information on water sources in Palestine

2.     Invite policy makers, representatives of Palestinian water sector, as well as Palestinian & international organizations that work in the field of water to participate in the workshop.

3.     Encourage students to attend the workshop and visit the exhibition.

Output

1)      The workshop was conducted on November 1st, 2011

2)     Three papers on the topic of water were submitted during the workshops

Budget of the Project

Euro 4999

Sponsored by

APY Foundation

 


 

Name of the Project

Ibrahim Abu Lughod and the Engaged Intellectual: Resurrecting a Model

Time of execution

April 2011

The Main purpose of the Project

1.commomerating the 10th anniversary of the passing of Ibrahim Abu- Lughod

2. documenting and publishing Abu-Lughod’s work

3.documanting and publishing the working papers and researchers which were presented  during the conference.

 

Output

1.Publication of a Book of Abu Lughod’s previous  life (In Arabic)

2.Publication of a Book of the working papers which were produced from the Abu-Lughod conference

3.International Conference: Ibrahim Abu-Lughod and the Engaged Intellectual:
Resurrecting a Model

 

Budget of the Project

32,400 Dollars

Sponsored by

Welfare Association, Qattan Foundation, PARC and Birzeit University


 

Project Title

“Capturing, Structuring and Archiving Palestinian Oral Testimonies”

Donor

Birzeit University

Years (periods) of Implementation

January – December 2011

Main Goals of the Project

1.   Create the premises as well as the conceptual and physical space for an open, digitized archive to be housed at Birzeit, made up of non-official Palestinian documents, primarily oral testimonies, but also including written affidavits and visual records.

2.   The short-term result is to be the publication of two critical articles on archives and their problematic in the Palestinian context.

3.   In the medium term, accumulated research is to mark the first stage in a permanent endeavor to rescue, define, centralize and make widely available materials that a large number of NGOs, but also families and individuals, have collected over time and are continuing to collect.

4.   The long-term objective is to transform Birzeit into one of the main depositories of such documents, making them widely available in digitized form, protecting them from the ravages of time and dispersion, considering the possibility that some of them might otherwise be lost or irremediably damaged (as has already happened in various times and places).

Outputs

·     Field work visits to contact NGOs and collect material were started.

·     Classifying, digitizing and archiving process of collected materials has also started.

      ·     Digital Archive now online: http://awraq.birzeit.edu/

      .       Website Traffic Report

      .       Website Traffic Report(Mar,Apr,May)

Total Budget

$ 13,675


 

Project Title

Lecture/Training series and a Course at the MA Program in International Studies on:

EU MECHANISMS AND INSTITUTIONS

Donor

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Years (periods) of Implementation

August- December 2011

Main Goals of the Project

1.     Providing six roundtables and/or training sessions by EU experts to the general public and to BZU community.

2.     Providing attendees with a certificate of attendance recognized as equivalent to the two months mandatory training upon submission of a report about the session.

3.     Offering a graduate course as special topic at the MA program in international studies. The course will take the shape of a Colloquium on European Affairs. EU expert and academics will be invited to present their paper in roundtable sessions open for the public. Providing a certificate of attendance for students graduating on the fall semester and interested in effectuating their training in European affairs.

Outputs

Course will be offered in Fall 2011-2012.

Syllabus- European Union: History, Law and Institutions

Total Budget

Euro 11,614


Project Title

Promotion of training and awareness raising about human rights, democracy, and conflict resolution

Donor

APY Foundation

Years (periods) of Implementation

January - August 2011

Main Goals of the Project

1.     Design and offer two seminar courses on Human Rights & Conflict Resolution during spring and summers semesters.

2.     Invite representatives of human rights organizations and other groups of peace movements to participate in the seminar.

3.     Encouraging students to produce papers and researches on topics related to the course theme.

4.     Organizing a conference about management of natural resources and encouraging course students to participate.

Outputs

The first seminar is being conducted during this Spring. A second course will be offered in the summer.  Three external guests will give lectures to students in each course, regarding their work in the field.

1-     Interim Report on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions Course

2-   Syllabus- Human Rights, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

3-  Second and Final Report on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions Course

 

Total Budget

Euro 7700


Project Title

Graduate and Research Program in Forced Migration and Refugees Studies at Birzeit University”

Donor

IDRC

Years (periods) of Implementation

October 2009- January 2012

Main Goals of the Project

1.     Establishing a concentration at the Master’s level in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies at Birzeit University to be part of the graduate program offered by the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies.

2.     Concentrating on the production of academic research of a comparative nature with implications at the level of policy.

3.     Promoting discussion among the parties concerned with refugee issues, including researchers, political and developmental decision makers, and the general public.

 

Outputs

1.     The concentration in forced migration and refugee studies has been established.

2.     Four concentration syllabuses were developed, one course was already offered to MA students during the spring semester 2011.

3.     Twelve research papers related to forced migration and refugee issues have been produced during the first year of the project.

4.     An international academic conference titled “Gaza, Palestine: Out of the Margins was held during which eighteen research papers were presented.

5.     Three round table meetings and nine brainstorming sessions to discuss the issue of refugees along with other emerging topics were held.

6.     Research papers produced during the first year of this project were published in two books; one collected the proceedings of Gaza conference, while the other published other research works implemented.

7.     Recommendationsof Position Papers

8.     First Technical Progress Report

9.     Website Traffic Report in April

10.   Website Traffic Report in June

11.   E-Newsletter #1/2011

12.   Second Year Interim Report, August 2011

13.   brochure-Recommendations of Position Papers 

14.   Website Traffic Report (Jul, Aug, Sep)

15.   Website Traffic Report(Oct,Nov,Dec)

16.   Second Technical Progress Report

17.   E-Newsletter #2/2012        

18.   Website Traffic Report(Jan,Feb,Mar) 

Total Budget

JOD 364,030

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