Prof. Manuel Hassassian


Dr. Manuel HassassianDr. Manuel Hassassian is Ambassador of Palestine to the United Kingdom. Born in Jerusalem and educated at the College des Frères, Professor Manuel Hassassian left his homeland for brief periods after his high school years to pursue his higher education, earning his BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut, his MA in International Relations from Toledo University, and his PhD in Comparative Politics from University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. He was a professor of political science at Bethlehem University for twenty five years, and has been President of the Palestinian-European-American Cooperation in Education (PEACE) programme.

Prof. Hassassian has published over 100 reviews, articles and chapters, including “Palestinian Political Culture, Civic Society and the Concept of Citizenship”, “The Transformation of Palestinian Civil Society and its Role in Developing Democratic Trends in the West Bank and Gaza Strip”, and “Historical Justice and Compensation for Palestinian Refugees”. He has also served, among other positions, as a consultant to the Higher Ministerial Committee for Church Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, UNESCO, the Palestinian Negotiating Team on Refugee Final Settlement.

Among his academic awards and honours, Manuel received an honorary doctorate from the University of Reims, France, and was nominated by the Center of International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland, for the Gleitzman Middle East Award. In March 2015, he was awarded the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award under the social driver category for his extensive work on promoting the rights of the Palestinian people as the country’s representative in the UK.

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