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Dr. Rami Salameh is an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University and is this year’s Fobzu-Oxford University MEC Writing Residency recipient. He spoke to Fobzu about his research interests, the challenges facing Palestinian higher education today and the value of initiatives such as the Fobzu-Oxford Writing Residency.
It is with gratitude and appreciation that we announce the retirement of Dr Donna Baillie as the Chair of the Board and Trustee of Fobzu. Dr Baillie's dedication, leadership, and commitment to our mission have been exemplary. Her years of service have left an indelible mark on Fobzu, developing our programme so that we can continue to support Palestinian higher education 45 years since Fobzu was founded.
Professor Arathi Sriprakash is a sociologist of education whose work focuses on the racial politics of knowledge in relation to education and international development. She became a Fobzu PALS Travel Fellow and joined the study tour to Palestine at the end of June. Professor Sriprakash spoke to Fobzu about her research interests, her experience as a PALS fellow and how she hopes to carry this forward in her work.
Make it a positive start to the new year for students in Palestine. Support the Fobzu Back to School Appeal.
Students at Birzeit University face a renewed escalation of arbitrary arrests as they prepare to return to campus next month. At this critical time, it is more crucial than ever that we continue standing in solidarity with Palestinian students and academics, to ensure that we support their fight to access education.
On 13 July, Fobzu spoke to the Right to Education Campaign (R2E) about Israel’s targeting and arrest of two women and Birzeit graduate students, Layan Kayed and Lama Ghosheh. Both Kayed and Ghosheh were released from military detention and house arrest in July. R2E...