Under the auspices of Palestinian Prime Minister and Keynote Speaker
H.E. Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh

In Partnership with


Conference Program

08:30 am – 10:00 am Registration
10:00 am – 10:05 am Palestinian National Anthem
10:05 am – 10:15 am Rateb Rabie, President/CEO, Know Thy Heritage, Inc.
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to the Conference.
10:15 am – 11:15 am 

Palestine Welcomes her Youth

Welcoming remarks to AAUP, Dr. Ali Zeidan, President
Keynote Speaker Palestinian Prime Minister, H.E. Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh

H.E. Laila Ghannam, Governor of Ramallah and Al-Biereh
Dr. Kamal Alhoussini, President, Lady of the Earth Foundation/KTH Conference Co-Chair
Rami Al Ghussein, KTH 2023 Delegation Message and Presentation,
H.E. Bishop William Shomali, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine.
H.E. Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine.

11:15 am – 11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Countering Negative Practices in Jerusalem
Moderator: Dr. Amir Khalil, Associate Professor, Birzeit University,
H.E. Fadi Hedmi, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs,
Mohammad H. Ghosheh, Director / Al-Hasan Center for Jerusalem Studies,
Dr. Nahed Habiballah, Director of Policy Conflict Resolution Studies Center, AAUP

Much is being done to change and endanger the status quo of Jerusalem which has held for at least 265 years. The Israeli authorities are in a rush to alter the character of the Holy City through various Judaization schemes, such as changing the names of Arab neighborhoods and streets from Arabic to Hebrew and evicting of Palestinian families as in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan. This panel will examine what can be done to counteract these negative actions.

12:40 am – 1:50 pm

The Status of the Economy in Palestine, Tourism, IT, and Trade 

Moderator: Salemi Khori, Senior Supply Chain Manager at Target, Future Business Leaders, Team Leader
Raed Saadeh, Development and Tourism Expert/ Consultant

Ala Alaeddin, Vice Chairman, Techno Park, Birzeit
Samir Hullaileh, CEO of Palestine Exchange

The Palestinian economy faces many unique challenges but also has a huge potential for growth. This panel will present the current and projected state of the Palestinian economy. The panel utilizes the experience of leaders in Palestine. We will hear from representatives in, tourism, information technology, Trade, and Banking.

01:50 pm – 02:50 pm Lunch
02:50 pm – 03:00 pm Entertainment
03:00 pm – 4:10 pm

Palestinian Women’s Sacrifices for Palestine
Moderator: Melissa Taha, Chemical Engineer/ Entrepreneur, KTH 2023
Delegation, Team leader
Dr. Walaa Battat, Professor, Writer, Journalist and researcher
H.E. Ambassador Hind Khoury, Former Palestinian Diplomat
H.E. Dr. Mai Kaileh, Minister of Health

Palestinian women have served as the guardians of Palestinian identity and presence
through which they have empowered and inspired their families, peers, the nation at large, and the Diaspora. This panel will address how women in Palestine are speaking truth to power and how they are mobilizing themselves and others as active champions of justice, peace, equality, and prosperity.

04:10 pm to 5:20 pm

The Nation-Building Role of Palestinians Global: A Round Table Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Sam Bahour, Writer, businessperson, activist Managing Partner, Applied Information Management (AIM)

Palestine Presenters

Hiba AwaysaFounder and CEO, Sawaed 19
Nisreen Musleh, Managing Director, RITAJ Managerial Solutions
Rami Nasereddin, Executive Director, Pal-Vision

Diaspora Presenters
Reem Eldabagh, Scientist/Professor, KTH 2023 Delegation, Group Leader
Dr. Noor Hassan, Pharmacist, KTH 2023 Delegation, Health Team Leader
Ammar Abu Shamleh, Software Engineer, KTH 2023 Delegation, Team Leader

Palestine develops from the common vision, joint action, and resources of many who care about their homeland and the solidarity and support of their friends from around the world. The Palestinian Diaspora brings a wealth of experience and expertise as well as a huge network of committed professionals who can play a significant role in various fields, including culture, business, politics, and the media. This roundtable, consisting of presenters from Palestine and the Diaspora, will examine how they can work together to support Palestine’s growth and development.

 05:20 pm Where Do We Go from Here?
Closing Ceremonies and Commendations


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