Mada al-Carmel – Arab Center for Applied Social Research in Haifa – will hold its second conference for Palestinian PhD students on April 15-16, 2016 in Haifa. The conference aims at supporting Palestinian PhD students to present their research, to provide them with research tools that enable them to participate in scientific and professional conferences, and to strengthen their writing and presentational abilities in Arabic. In general, it aims to provide a common ground that allows Palestinian students to interact, network, and exchange expertise among each other as well as with senior academic experts known for their research experience and social responsibility.

Mada’s first conference for Palestinian PhD students took place in August 2011. The two conferences are organized within the framework of PhD activities that Mada al-Carmel carries out, which primarily attempt to expand the critical perspectives of Palestinian PhD students and guide their scientific writing and professional development, in order to enable them to pursue their future careers. The first conference included 17 presentations by PhD students studying at different local and international universities; the presentations were organized within 4 sessions constituting different topics from humanities, social sciences, and law; and several Palestinian professors and academics participated as chairs or commentators. It is important to note that the second conference will take place on two consecutive days and, in addition to the student’s presentations, will constitute of workshops, meetings with Palestinian academics, and cultural activities that promote cooperation and networking.

PhD students as well as Palestinian PhD graduates (who have earned their doctor title within the past three years) in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and law, from local and international universities are invited to send an application by 30/11/2015 to Dr. Manar Mahmoud via email at the following address: [email protected]


Applications should include:

1.     A summary of the PhD dissertation or paper abstract (up to 500 words).

2.     CV

Selected candidates will be notified by 30/12/2015.

Mada al-Carmel will assist in covering hosting expenses and will partially cover transportation expenses for those travelling from abroad, if needed.


Academic Committee

Professor Michael Karayanni, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University

Dr. Ayman Agbaria, Faculty of Education, Haifa University

Dr. Manar Hasan, Gender Studies Program, Ben Gurion University


Conference coordinator

Dr. Manar Mahmoud, Mada Al-Carmel & Department of International Relations, Hebrew University