Board of Trustees
Dr. Mahdi Abdul Hadi - Chairman
Political scientist; historian; columnist; author; founder and member of various Palestinian, Arab and International institutions; head and founder of PASSIA, Jerusaelm.
Ms. Diana Safieh
Owner and manager of a private Palestinian travel company, Jerusalem; member of various Palestinian women organizations, Jerusalem.
Dr. Addnan Musallam
Associate Professor of History, Bethlehem University; founder and vice president of al-Liqa'' Center for Religious and Heritage Studies in the Holy Land, Bethlehem.
Dr. Sari Nusseibeh
Professor of Philosophy; political analyst; author and columnist; President of Al-Quds University, Jerusalem
Dr. Bernard Sabella
Professor of Sociology, Bethlehem University; demographer; columnist and author of various studies; Executive Secretary, Middle East Council of Churches, Jerusalem.
Dr. Said Zeedani
Professor of Philosophy, Former dean of Faculty of Arts, Birzeit University;
General Director, Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens'' Rights, Ramallah.
Dr. Kamal Abdul Fattah
Professor of Geography, Birzeit University; author of various publications on the geography of Palestine, Jenin.
PASSIA employs all its staff on an annual contractual basis whether full or part time. The current team handles the execution of all PASSIA projects, with other short-term researchers, editors or assistants commissioned for specific tasks related to these projects.
Deniz Altayli, Program Director
M.A. Sociology (with Economics and Political Science), Heidelberg University, Germany
Sana Shannak, Administrative Director
Diploma, Executive Secretary, Ramallah Women''s Training Center.
Imad Farrah, IT Specialist; Network administrator, Webmaster and Graphic designer.
B.A. Information Technology; Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.
Wa''el Sa''adi , Auditor (C.P.A)
B.A. Accounting & Economics; M.B.A Business Administration; Hebrew University of Jerusalem.