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Projects

 

Name of the project

The Elections Committee: Dependence and Independence

 

Time of execution

 

June 2013- December 2013

Main purpose

 

1.  Organize public lectures on issues related to elections.

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

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

Budget

USD 13,482

 

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

Main purpose

 

1.  Conduct a workshop on the topic of International Aid.

2.  Invite to the workshop policy makers, representatives of Palestinian organizations and international experts working on development and international aid issues.

3.  Encourage students to attend the workshop.

 

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 workshop.

 

Budget

 

Euro 6,180

 

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

Main purpose

 

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

2. Invite representatives of local and international organizations to work on and/or study the issue of negotiations to participate in the course.

3. Encourage students to write research papers on topics related to the course theme.

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Output

 

The course was conducted during Spring 2012

 

Budget

 

Euro 3,250

 

Sponsored by

 

APY Foundation

 

 

Name of the project

 

Workshop entitled: “Water in Palestine”

 

Time of execution

November 2011

Main purpose

1.  

 

1. 1. Conduct a workshop on the topic of water in Palestine and an exhibition entitled “Matter of Water” to raise awareness about water sources in Palestine.

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

 

Output  

1)  

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

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

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

 

Budget

 

Euro 4,999

 

Sponsored by

 

APY Foundation

 

 

Name of the project

 

Conference entitled: “Ibrahim Abu-Lughod and the Engaged Intellectual: Resurrecting a Model”

 

Time of execution

April 2011

 

Main purpose

 

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

2. Documenting and publishing Abu-Lughod’s work.

3. Documenting 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 presented at the conference.

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

 

Budget of the Project

USD 32,400

Sponsored by

Welfare Association, Qattan Foundation, PARC and Birzeit University

 

 

 

Name of the project

 

Capturing, Structuring and Archiving Palestinian Oral Testimonies

 

Time of execution

January – December 2011

 

Main purpose

1. Create the premises as well as the conceptual and physical space for an open, digitized archive to be housed at Birzeit University, 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’ issues in the Palestinian context.

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

4. The long-term objective is to transform Birzeit University into one of the main depositories of such documents, making them widely available in digitized form and protecting them from the ravages of time and dispersion.

 

Outputs

 

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

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

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

4. Website Traffic Report

5. Website Traffic Report(Mar,Apr,May)

 

Total Budget

 

USD 13,675

 

Sponsored by

 

 

Birzeit University

 

 

Name of the project

 

Lecture/Training series and a Course within the MA Program in International Studies on EU Mechanisms and Institutions

 

Time of execution

August- December 2011

 

Main purpose

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

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

3. Offer a graduate course in 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 papers in roundtable sessions open to the public. Providing a certificate of attendance for students graduating in 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

 

Sponsored by

 

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

 

 

 

Name of the project

 

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

 

Time of execution

January - August 2011

 

Main purpose

 

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

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

3. Encourage students to produce research papers on topics related to the theme of the course.

4. Organize a conference on the management of natural resources and encourage students to participate.

 

Outputs

 

Two seminars were organized and three external guests gave lectures to students in each course.

 

Total Budget

Euro 7,700

 

Sponsored by

 

 

APY Foundation

 

 

Name of the project

 

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

 

Time of execution

October 2009 - January 2012

 

Main purpose

1. Establish 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 IALIIS.

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

3. Promot 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 was established.

2. Four concentration syllabi 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 were produced during the first year of the project.

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

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

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

Sponsored by

IDRC

 

 

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