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Hesham Awartani

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1941
  • Age: 74
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Born in Anabta in 1941; enrolled at the AUB and graduated with a BA in Agriculture in 1962 and an MA in Agricultural Economics in 1966; Lecturer of Economics at An-Najah National University from 1977-2003; continued his studies and earned a PhD in Agricultural Development from Bradford University, UK, in 1982; founding Board Member, CPRS; head of the Economics Dept. at the Center for Palestine Research and Studies (CPRS), Nablus; Board of Trustees member of the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES) in Greece; was Steering Committee member of the Harvard University project on the Economics of Transition after Peace; International Advisory Panel member at the Oxford University Refugee Studies Program; founder of the Rural Research Center at An-Najah University; served as a member of the Palestinian delegation for economic negotiations with Israel in 1994-95, and as advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team; Director of the Palestinian Businessmen Association since 2000; Director of the Center for Private Sector Development (CPSD), and member of the Palestinian Businessmen Association (PBA).


Achievements and Awards

Has written numerous articles and books, incl. West Bank Agriculture (Nablus, 1978), A Survey of Industries in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Birzeit, 1979), and The Palestinian Economy on the West Bank and Gaza from 1967-2001 (Nablus, 2001).

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