BZU student wins first spot in the Night of Ideas

Safa Jooma, a French major at Birzeit University, claimed the first spot nation-wide in the Night of Ideas, an event organized by the French-German Cultural Center. Night of Ideas is a global event held concurrently in different cities worldwide, such as Tokyo, Los Angeles, Stockholm, and Johannesburg, where participants and experts gather and exchange ideas and expertise.

The 2018 edition of the Night of Ideas, which was held under the theme “Power to the Imagination,” was attended by an elite group of academic and intellectuals, among them the members of the panel of judges, who were: Journalist and Editor-in-Chief at TV5MONDE Slimane Zeghidour; Professor of Law at An-Najah University Akram Daoud; and Attaché for Scientific and University Cooperation at the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem Olivier Dufour.

Jooma’s winning submission was an architectural model of modern Palestinian refugee camps. The submission was very well-received by the panel of judges, and Jooma was awarded a 10-day linguistic stay in France.