Teams

ICCG 2015 Coordinators

Natasha Aruri, URºbana, Palestine/Germany

Omar Jabary Salamanca, Columbia University, USA

ICCG 2015 Organisation Team

Andreas Brück, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

Anna J. Secor, University of Kentucky, USA

Christina West, University of Mannheim, Germany

Christopher Harker, Durham University, United Kingdom

Lana Judeh, Independent Architect, Palestine

Muna Dajani, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Noura Alkhalili, Lund University, Sweden

Punam Khosla, York University, Canada

ICCG 2015 Scientific Committee

Andreas Brück, Berlin Institute of Technology, Germany

Anna J. Secor, University of Kentucky, USA

Beverley Mullings, Queens University, Canada

Christina West, University of Mannheim, Germany

Christopher Harker, Durham University, United Kingdom

Jonathan Silver, LSE/Durham University, United Kingdom

Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto, Canada

Lauren Martin, University of Oulu, Finland

Mazen Labban, Rutgers University, USA

Muna Dajani, London School of Economics, United Kingdom

Nasser Abourahme, Columbia University, US

Natasha Aruri, URºbana, Palestine/Germany

Nik Heynen, University of Georgia, USA

Noura Alkhalili, Lund University, Sweden

Omar Imseeh Tesdall, Birzeit University, Palestine

Omar Jabary Salamanca, Columbia University, US

Parvati Raghuram, The Open University, United Kingdom

Patricia Ehrkamp, University of Kentucky, USA

Paul Amar, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Punam Khosla, York University, Canada

Sarah De Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia

Wendy Larner, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Wing Shing Tang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

ICGG Steering Committee

Anders Lund Hansen, Lund University, Sweden

Anna J. Secor, University of Kentucky, USA

Blanca Rebeca Ramirez, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco, Mexico

Cécile Gintrac, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France

Christina West, University of Mannheim, Germany

Joe Painter, Durham University, United Kingdom

Judit Timár, Academy of Sciences, University of Szeged & University of Debrecen, Hungary

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Australian National University, Australia

Lawrence D. Berg, University of British Columbia, Canada

Natasha Aruri, URºbana, Palestine/Germany

Omar Jabary Salamanca, Columbia University, USA

Wing-Shing Tang, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Volunteers

Ahmad Jabari, Asal Zughier, Asma Dawabsha, Baha Sabri, Ghassan Arouri, Hadil AlJamal, Hanein Musleh, Lubna Taha, Mohammed AlJamal, Nora alZeer, Rami AlArabi, Ramsey Ata, Siwar AbuShama, Tala Shunnarah, Yara Hussein.

Special thanks to volunteers of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society who were present throughout the conference and those who accompanied field trips.

Technical Support Teams

Venue Logistics: Mohammed and AbdelNasser and team at Friends Schools

Sound: Atallah Tarazi and team

Dinners: Tha’er Shaheen and team

Particular thanks to the teams of Radio Bar and Khalil alSakakini Cultural Centre for their engagement and logistical support.

Field Trip Guides

Bethlehem

Baha Hilo, Activist and co-founder of “To Be There”; see below.

Yasser Mohammad Hemadan, Activist and co-founder of “To Be There” collective, which is focused on social advocacy through tourism. It offers tours that explore the geopolitics and reality of life under military occupation, particularly for the region of Bethlehem.

Jaffa

Sami Abu Shehadeh, Activist and co-founder of Fanar; an alternative tourism office in Jaffa. Besides his engagements with Balad Party, Sami is a PhD Candidate at Tel Aviv University with focus on Jaffa’s positioning as an Arab cultural centre during Mandate Palestine 1920-1948.

Jerusalem

Anjad Hithnawi, an Urban Planner at the Urban Planning Support Program for the Palestinian Communities in East Jerusalem, UN-Habitat/United Nations Human Settlements Program in Palestine.

Mahmoud Jiddah, an Afro-Palestinian activist and former prisoner of Israel. He has been leading tours in the old city of Jerusalem for more than 12 years.

Muna Dajani, Researcher and Activist from Jerusalem, and PhD Candidate at LSE. Her research interests are environmental politics, community-led resource management, and social impacts of climate change.

Noura alKhalili, Researcher and Activist, and PhD Candidate in the Department of Human Geography at Lund University. Her research interests are colonialism, urban informality, contested spaces and borders.

Jordan Valley

Hamza Khalil Hassan Zbeidat, Field and Media Coordinator at MA’AN Development Center; a training institution with programs on Agriculture and Food Security, Community Development, and Environment Protection.

Marie Shima Bouilly, Project Coordinator at MA’AN Development Centre; see above.

Rashid Khidarat, the Jordan Valley Solidarity Campaign (TBC).

Nablus & Wadi Qana

Abdullah Hammad, Mobilization and Advocacy Unit at JLAC – Jerusalem Legal Aid Center; which undertakes pro-bono legal cases related to house demolition, forced displacement, land confiscation, and more recently settler violence.

Issam Arouri, General Director of JLAC; Saher Sarsour, Field Coordinator – Nablus Office; Jihan Mansour, Field Coordinator – Salfeet Office; and Nasfat elKhafash, Activist and Board Member; see above.

Naseer Arafat, Independent Researcher, Architect and Planning specialist with research projects and books on Palestinian architectural heritage, social and historical issues.

Ramallah

Christopher Harker, Researcher and Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Durham University, United Kingdom. His work examines the practice and politics of everyday life in the Occupied West Bank, the assembling of place through home-making, mobility and family.

Raja Khalidi, Development Economist and Research Associate at Birzeit University, Center for Development Studies, Palestine. He has worked extensively on Palestinian economic conditions in Lebanon, Israel, and Occupied Territories including East Jerusalem.

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