PASSIA - Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs

Mission and objectives

PASSIA is an Arab non-profit institution located in Jerusalem/Al-Quds with a financially and legally independent status. PASSIA seeks to present the Palestinian Question in its national, Arab and international contexts through academic research, dialogue and publication.

PASSIA’s activities include a series of seminars and publications in various fields such as diplomacy, protocol, strategy, the European Union, education on democracy, and the status of Jerusalem.

Research undertaken under PASSIA’s auspices is specialized, scientific and objective, whether international or intra-Palestinian. PASSIA’s involvement in the question of Jerusalem remains extensive. It hosts regular workshops which address different but inter-connected problems concerning the holy city such as access to information, holy sites, Israeli settlement, and viable future municipal arrangements as capital for the two States. PASSIA provides a forum for free expression and analysis of a plurality of Palestinian perspectives and methodology, striving to develop and clarify its own and others’ understanding of international relations as they affect the Palestinian struggle for justice and peace.