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Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Hanan Ashrawi

Apr. 02, 2014 Series: Inside the Middle East

In this installment of “Inside the Middle East: Q&A,” Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Executive Committee Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), discusses the ongoing peace negotiations between the Israelis and Palesitinians, and prospects for the future.  You can watch the interview, conducted by Colin Eide, Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School, here:

Dr. Hanan Ashrawi is a renowned legislator, human rights activist and scholar, and is the first woman to be elected to the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the highest executive body in Palestine, and is an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. She is the founder and Secretary General of the MIFTAH movement, the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy. Dr. Ashrawi has been representing Palestine as an official spokesperson in peace negotiations with Israel since the late 1980s. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature in Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia, and then founded and chaired the Department of English at Birzeit University, following which she became Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Birzeit. She is the recipient of numerous Honorary Doctorates and distinguished awards.

“Inside the Middle East: Q&A” is a co-production of the Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy and the Middle East Initiative. The Q&A video series brings together political scientists, policymakers, academics, politicians, historians and other social scientists for discussions of critical issues in the Middle East.

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