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Lamis Alalami

Lamis Alalami

Sector : Academic Figures , Instructors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1943
  • Age : 73
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Born in Jerusalem on 27 Nov. 1943; graduated from the Schmidt’s Girls College in 1960; received a BA in English Language and Literature and Education from the Beirut College for Women, Lebanon (1964), an MA in English Literature from the AUB (1967), and a Higher Diploma (M.Lit) in Applied Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, UK (1974); worked as a teacher training instructor from Sept. 1966-Nov. 1975; was also a part-time lecturer at Bethlehem University (1974-75) and at Birzeit University (1976); served as Deputy Director (Dec. 1975-July 1983), then Director (Aug. 1983-Sept. 1994), of the UNRWA Ramallah Women’s Training College in At-Tireh; then Chief of the UNRWA Field Education Program from Oct. 1994-May 2004; since July 2004, Dir.-Gen. of PICCR; Board member of various Palestinian organizations, incl. the Arab Studies Society, the Palestinian Human Rights Information Center (PHRIC), Jerusalem Link, Jerusalem Center for Women, Women Center for Legal Aid and Counseling, and the Palestine-Israel Journal; member of the Palestine Central Elections Committee both in the elections of 1996 and 2005. Appointed minister of Higher Education in the first and second PA Government Headed by Salam Fayyad in 2007 and 2009.


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