Beshara Doumani

Al-Shabaka Policy Advisor Beshara Doumani is Professor of Middle East History at the University of California, Berkeley. He writes on the social history of the family, gender and law in Ottoman times, academic freedom, and Palestinian affairs.He is author of Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabal Nablus, 1700-1900. He has been a fellow at Washington D.C.’s Woodrow Wilson Institute, Berlin’s Institute for Advanced Studies, and Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Doumani serves on the editorial committee of the Journal of Palestine Studies as well as the Board of the Palestinian American Research Center. He is helping to establish the Palestinian Museum.


Roundtable Politics

Achieving a Palestinian Spring

Photo of Palestinian Prison Day Protests. Photo by Wagdi Eshtayah.

In this Al-Shabaka roundtable, a cross-section of policy advisors reflects on Jamil Hilal’s policy brief, “Palestinian Answers in the Arab Spring.” They discuss the state of Palestinian politics and society, the future of the Palestinian national movement, and how to achieve a Palestinian Spring.

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