Professor AlMudbouh Lectures at Hong Kong Research Center

Birzeit University political science professor Ghada alMadbouh was invited by the International Affairs Research Centre (IARC) at the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies - Chinese University of Hong Kong to lecture on January 9, 2014 about the Arab Spring and its effect on Palestinian politics.

AlMadbouh analyzed the outbreak of the Tunisian "uprising" in late 2010 and how it has opened up new horizons for the Arab people and Palestinians. Palestinians believed the uprisings in the Arab world were related to their first popular Intifada against the Israeli occupation in 1987. The lecture also addressed the resulting developments in the Arab world and the rise of political Islam in Egypt and Tunisia.

During her visit, Almudbouh also discussed with the university possible cooperation in research on Middle Eastern issues and Asian Studies between Birzeit University and the University of Hong Kong. The possibility of teaching Chinese culture and politics at Birzeit University through visiting professors from China was proposed.