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. Al-Shabaka provides a vibrant forum for Palestinian policy and strategy development and analysis, and its policy advisors are available for informed comment and analysis on the issues of today.
Al-Shabaka's policy advisors bring a broad range of expertise covering Palestinian politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, U.S. policy toward the Middle East, international law and human rights, economic development, civil society movements, and refugee rights and issues. Advisors include Ali Abunimah, Amjad Atallah, Sam Bahour, Omar Barghouti, Diana Buttu, Beshara Doumani, Noura Erakat, Haidar Eid, Randa Farah, Rashid Khalidi, Camille Mansour, Salwa Mikdadi, Mary Nazzal-Batayneh, Mouin Rabbani, May Seikaly, and Dalal Yassine (see www.al-shabaka.org for a full list).
Al-Shabaka policy briefs and commentaries have analyzed the current state of negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis, the role of civil society movements and organizations in the U.S. and Israel-Palestine, the rights and legal status of Palestinian refugees, and economic development.