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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The president of Arab American University Prof. Ali Zedan AbuZuri handed the Head of Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation (PBC), Ahmad Assaf a copy of a digital archive containing the sessions of the Palestinian Legislative Council. During the visit of the office of Palestinian Minister, Ahamd Assaf, with the presence of the Director of Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center (PCRSC) based on university campus, Rula Shahwan.

The Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center has archived about 200 hours of these sessions that took place on Palestinian grounds since 1996 as part of the Erasmus project, funded by the European Union.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

PCRSC has welcomed a delegation from The National Erasmus office in Palestine, the delegation conducted a Field Monitoring mission for our CR project at AAUP. The director of NEO Dr. Nedal Jayousi met with all project local and international partners and overviewed the progress of the project with the participation of the partner representatives of Granada University, Friedrich Schiller University - JCRS, Hebron University, Gaza University and the AAUP. Dr. Jayousi monitored and evaluated the progress of the project and gave some recommendations for the advancement of the project 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center at AAUP hosted the first screening of "Out of Place ... Edward Saed" Inspired by his book "Out of Place ... Memoirs", in Ramallah campus, in the presence of the film's producer Ms. Heba Al-Borini.

Mrs. Rola Shahwan the Director of Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center opened the event with a speech explaining the importance of discussing the content of the film and connecting it to the philosophy and vision of the center.

After the film was screened, the producer explained that the film could not treat or display the whole heritage of Saed, but it highlighted the main phases that influenced his life since his arrival to the United States at age of 15 until his death.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The university launched Erasmus Project, where the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center has won the Erasmus Project award under the title of “Strengthening National Research Capacity in Policy, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in cooperation with Palestinian and European universities”.

The first meeting for launching Erasmus project was held in Dublin in cooperation with Hebron and Islamic universities in Gaza, as well as the Friedrich Schiller University of Germany and the Trinity University of Ireland. The delegates discussed the projects and performance indicators for all activities, research and outputs that will emerge from the project.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Part of signing of the book by the author

The Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center in Arab American University - Ramallah - hosted a book signing ceremony entitled “The Anxious Intellectual Vs the Confident Intellectual” by the writer and academic Dr. Khaled Al-Hroub, the book was recently published by the Dar Al-Ahlia in Amman, Jordan, and contains 310 pages.

The book was launched in the attendance of the author, Dr. Khaled Al-Hroub, Chairman of Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center at the University,
Dr. Ayman Yousef, literary critic Dr. Ibrahim Abu Hashhash, Manager Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center Mrs. Rola Shahwan, members of the academic Staff, students from various master programs, a number of writers and intellectuals, and representatives of institutions interested in the culture.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Part of the Conference

The Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center at the Arab American University organized an academic conference in cooperation with the Polish Representation in Palestine on October held at the University Campus in Ramallah with the participation of Palestinians and Poles academics and specialists.

This activity is one example of the Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center’s many activities aimed to enrich scientific and academic knowledge for conflict resolution students & literature and cultural communication students, as it hosts cultural and academic discussions between students and civil society organizations and international partners. This conference was held on the same day that marks the 100th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Poland.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Part of the Lecture

The Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center hosted Dr. Ibrahim Freihat who is specialized and a researcher in many international conflicts and the head of the MA program in conflict management and humanitarian work at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Georgetown University. Dr. Freihat presented in his lecture for Conflict Resolution and Development students in the course of Israel and the outside world, presented by Dr.

During his readings and analysis of the current political situation of the Palestinian issue within the regional equation and political trends, Freihat assured that the regional alliances based on the policy axes and the position of these axes in the main effective issues in regional politics, including the most important the Palestinian issue. Historically there was the axis of opposition, which includes countries that have a hardline stance with Israel.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mrs. Rola Shahwan Direct Manager of “The Policy and Conflict Resolutions Studies Center” in AAUJ has declared that the Center has been granted a full donation of “Erasmus +”. Where about 874 projects in the Middle East and Europe are competing for this endowment and 64 projects on the Palestinian level. The project proposed by the Center under the title of: “Encouraging Scientific Research and enhancing the abilities in Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies” was selected.

This award is granted within “Erasmus +” programs recognized by the European Commission for Education, Youth, and Sports for the period 2014 till 2020,  recently Collaboration programs have been adopted between the EU countries and other different countries worldwide.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Part of the conference

The Policy and Conflict Resolution Studies Center at the Arab American University concluded its 1st annual conference entitled “Where do we go from here? Palestine between the Local, Regional and the Global”.

Over three days, local and international academics, political, and experts participated in the annual conference; the conference came out with a number of recommendations that enhances and enforces Palestinians to deal with the Local, Regional and Global changes.

The Internal Committee

There was an overall agreement among many speakers and participants in the conference that the internal division and its impact on the economic situation of Gaza negatively affects the Palestinian support from the nations and countries, as it facilitate the passage of deals such as "Deal of the Century"

Recommendation 1: Direct actions for the Reconciliations process and the reunion of all parties and lands regardless of the concessions of both sides.  


Monday, June 25, 2018
Part of the final day events

The Policy and Conflicts Resolution Studies Center at the Arab American University concluded the first international conference entitled “In Light of the Local, Regional and International Changes… Palestine Where To?”

“Jerusalem between Religion and Politics”