Al-Shabaka mourns the passing of its Board Member and Policy Advisor Victor Kashkoush on 31 May 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Victor joined the Board in 2011 shortly after the organization was founded, bringing a wealth of institution-building skills at a critical time and making a valued contribution. He continued to provide advice and support even when his health was failing.
Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian Policy Network, is pleased to announce its resource network of nearly 50 policy advisors -- scholars, professionals, and activists -- from the Middle East, the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Al-Shabaka was launched in April 2010 as the first independent, global, policy-related Palestinian organization. It is an Internet-based, transnational think tank -- crossing borders to draw on and benefit from the diverse experiences of Palestinians around the world.
Today, Al-Shabaka, The Palestinian Policy Network, was officially launched (www.al-shabaka.org). Al-Shabaka, which means "The Network," is the first independent strategy and policy-related think tank for Palestinians and by Palestinians. A think tank without borders or walls, Al-Shabaka draws on and benefits from the diverse experiences of Palestinians from around the world.