Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs
PALESTINIAN ACADEMIC SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
An independent Palestinian academic institute that conducts and publishes research, seminars, conferences, and workshops on Palestinian issues in national, Arab, and international contexts, with affiliated and outside scholars. The Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs (PASSIA) was founded in March 1997 by Mahdi Abdul Hadi and a group of intellectuals and academics in East Jerusalem. It is not affiliated with any government or political party. Its financial support comes from donations, sales of publications, foundation grants, and targeted grants from specialized agencies of some foreign governments, including those of the United States (USAID), Canada, and Britain. It posts a great deal of useful information on its web site, www.passia.org.