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Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA)

National Network: 
18, Hatem At-Tai’ St., Wadi Al-Joz
Telephone (other): 
++972-2-2988534 (Ramallah office)
Mobile Phone: 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

PASSIA’s core team consists of 7-8 full-timers and 2-3 part-timers. In addition, researchers, editors, interns or volunteers are commissioned for specific tasks if and as needed.
PASSIA prepares project proposals which are then submitted to possible founders. Past partners have included the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES); Ford Foundation; the Japanese Endowment Fund (via UNDP-PAPP); USAID; and the Canadian Cooperation Fund.
PASSIA projects are implemented in accordance with its standard procedures (http://www.passia.org/about_us/standards/research.html).
PASSIA is a (founding) member of a number of networks and associations, including the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO), The Arab Social Science Research Network (ASSR), and the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo).

Mission and Objectives: 

PASSIA was founded in Jerusalem in March 1987 as an independent think-tank and with the goal to present the Palestinian Ques¬tion in its national, Arab and inter¬na¬tional contexts. PASSIA works to achieve its goals through the implementation of the following regular pro¬grams: Research and Studies, Dialogue Program, Religious Studies Unit, Training and Edu¬cation in Interna¬tional Affairs, Human Capacity Development, the Question of Jerusalem, and Strategic Studies. PASSIA is involved with and contributes to a vari¬ety of net¬works, cooperates with nu¬merous local and foreign institutions and par¬ticipates regularly in local, regional and international confer¬ences.

Main Projects / Activities: 

PASSIA works to achieve its goals through the implementation of the following regular pro¬grams:
- Research and Studies
- Dialogue Program
- Religious Studies Unit
- Training and Edu¬cation in Interna¬tional Affairs
- Human Capacity Development
- Train¬ing Young Leaders
- Question of Jerusalem
- Strategic and Security Studies.
In addition, PASSIA occasionally undertakes special projects.