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Riyad Alagha

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Palestine
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1940
  • Age: 76
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Born in Khan Younis on 1 Dec. 1940; received a BA in Education from Alexandria University, Egypt, and an MA in Education (1976) as well as a PhD in Educational Planning and Instruction (1978) from Kansas University; worked as Assistant Professor at Riyadh University, Saudi Arabia from 1978-79; founded the Gulf Arab States Educational Research Center in 1979 and served as its director until 1980; returned to Palestine and became Pres. of the Islamic University in Gaza from 1980-83; the worked as consultant for Hebron University from 1983-87; Board of Trustees member of the Al-Hakawati Palestinian National Theater, Jerusalem (after 1986); Board member of the Arab League program on Higher Education - Technical Institutions, Cairo; Pres. of the College of Science and Technology in Khan Younis since 1990; was brought before court in 1995 under accusations of misuse of state money; Director of the Palestinian Center for Strategic Studies in Gaza; was briefly arrested by PA Preventive Security forces in July 2005 after criticizing the PA security apparatus in a program aired on the Palestinian Satellite TV.


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