Prospects for the Palestinian State and Civil Society: Fourth Palestinian Studies Conference

On Thursday and Friday Birzeit University was host to the Fourth Palestinian Studies Conference, entitled Prospects for the Palestinian State and Civil Society. The conference was organized by the Contemporary Arab Studies Program Department of History and Political Science in cooperation with the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Birzeit University.

The conference aimed to identify the problems that face Palestinians in general and the Palestinian National Authority in particular and propose solutions for these problems.

The conference was opened by Birzeit University President, Hanna Nasir, and speakers included Mr. Yasser Abed Rabbo, Minister of Information and Culture and head of the Palestinian delegation to the final status negotiations, Dr. Ziad Abu Amr: Member of the Legislative Council and lecturer at Birzeit University, an extensive list of other academic staff at the university and prominent Palestinian figures.