Birzeit University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Hassan Sabbagh - Hassan Sabbagh Tamari Center for Fine Arts, Applied Arts and National Heritage Opened

Birzeit University awarded Mr. Haseeb Sabbagh an honorary doctorate in Administrative Science in appreciation of his contribution in building Palestinian public institutions. The award also commemorates his generous support to Birzeit University where he recently donated a generous contribution in order to build the Diana Sabbagh Tamari Center for Fine Arts, Applied Arts, and National Heritage, named after his wife Diana Tamari Sabbagh.

Today's ceremonies were attended by several members of the Palestinian Authority, academics, and local business people.

In his opening speech, Birzeit University President Dr. Hanna Nasir expressed his pleasure in honoring Mr. Sabagh for his significant role in developing the Arab community in general, and Palestinian society in particular. He also commended his active participation in the Palestinian struggle and his continued support to Birzeit University. Mr. Sabbagh is an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University.

Dr. Nasir also discussed the new center opened today that aims to promote cultural issues in the Palestinian community. He expressed his hope that the center will help develop Palestinian art and national heritage

Dr. Darwish Nazzal, chairman of the Board of Trustees presented the honorary degree in administrative science to Mr. Sabbagh and a special reception was held following the ceremony.