Last updated on: 1/11/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Samer Abdelnour, PhD Biography

Title:
Cofounder of Al-Shabaka
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“[T]here are alternatives to the two-state dogma: a two-state solution is certainly not the only viable peace option. After decades of a failed process, the impending death of the two-state solution should invigorate considerations of alternative possibilities and not rehash the past. More than ever there is a need for strategic thinkers and policymakers to seriously explore the one-state solution as well as bi-national options. Israeli hard-liners may never accept living together with ‘non-Jews’, or that Palestinians should one day share equal rights, but this ideal is an attractive one for many people of Palestinian and also of Jewish origin.”

“Peace Talks: The Missing Palestinians,” www.aljazeera.com, Aug. 13, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Member, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), Erasmus University Rotterdam, Mar. 2014-present
  • Cofounder and Policy Advisor, Al-Shabaka, 2009-present
  • Cofounder and Member of the Board, Foundation for Sustainable Enterprise and Development (FSED) (Canada), 2007-present
  • Collaborating Researcher, Potential Limits of Social and Solidarity Economy Project, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), 2012-2013
  • Former Lecturer in Leadership and Management, London School of Economics Summer School, London (UK)
  • Former Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, London School of Economics-Peking University Joint Summer School, Beijing (China)
  • Former teacher, Burj El-Barajne, Sabra, and Shatila refugee camps, Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Volunteer, Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange (CEPAL), 2003
Education:
  • PhD, London School of Economics (UK), 2015
  • Masters in Environmental Studies (MES), York University (Canada), 2007
  • BA, Management and Economics, University of Toronto at Scarborough, 2000
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Israel an Apartheid State?