The first round of the Palestine Forum, held in late January in Doha, was greatly successful, both in terms of the quality of the papers presented and the volume of participation and interaction from attendees from all over the world. Around 60 peer-reviewed papers were selected from a total of 375 submissions and were presented in themed sessions on Palestinian history, the Palestinian question, the social and economic conditions of Palestinians under occupation, settler colonialism and the apartheid regime, patterns of Palestinian resistance, Zionism, national liberation movements, Palestine in Arab and international relations, public opinion issues, and many other related topics. In addition, the forum hosted a number of specialized and general workshops related to current issues concerning the Palestinian question.
Based on this success, the fact that many researchers and activists who wished to attend were not able to do so, along with the interaction and interest of many institutions, the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and the Institute for Palestine Studies announce that the submission of research proposals for the second round of the Palestine Forum is now open.
This conference will create an interactive academic space to present new and innovative approaches and to exchange views and ideas related to the study of Palestine. It is an opportunity for researchers who are already working on papers to present and discuss their work, and to learn about and benefit from new research trends in Palestine Studies.
Moreover, the Forum invites researchers and those interested in studies on Palestine but who do not wish to submit research papers to benefit from the presentations and discussions by registering to attend. Registration without submitting a research paper will open in September 2023.
The Palestine Forum does not have a specific annual theme, nor will researchers be assigned papers to write. The Arab Center and the Institute for Palestine Studies invite researchers interested in the Palestinian cause, including junior scholars and recent PhDs, to submit their papers on topics related to Palestine, such as:
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and the organizing committee is open to receiving studies on other related topics.
To submit research proposals, please fill out the online form.
All inquiries should be directed to
Registration to attend the conference without submission will open in early September.
Conference Date: 27-29 January, 2024
Conference venue: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Doha, Qatar.
Conference languages: Arabic and English.
For any inquiries, please contact
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Tel : +974 4035 4111
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