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Hesham Awartani

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Bahrain
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1958
  • Age: 63
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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).

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