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Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh (Palestine)


Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem University in Palestine. He is founder and director of the Palestine Museum of Natural History, and Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (see palestinenature.org). He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke, and Yale Universities and has published over 150 scientific papers on topics ranging from biodiversity to cancer. He was chairman of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and currently serves on the board of Al-Rowwad Children’s Theater Center in Aida Refugee Camp. His many books include Mammals of the Holy Land, Sharing the Land of Canaan: human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle (English, Spanish, and German) and Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment (Arabic, English, French, forthcoming in Italian). He also has an activism book published electronically on his website (http://qumsiyeh.org), and has published over 250 letters to the editor and 100 op-ed pieces and interviewed on TV and radio extensively (local, national and international).


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