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P21 Gallery
21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD, London
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With Abbas Shiblak and Adnan Hussein Ahmed

Friday 3rd May, 7pm @ the P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, Euston, NW1 1JD

Organised by Middle East Monitor

Light refreshments will be served from 6.30pm

You are cordially invited to celebrate the lifetime work and academic achievements of Dr Jafar Hadi Hassan in an intimate gathering with contributions from Abbas Shiblak and Adnan Hussein Ahmed.

FREE EVENT but RSVP is ESSENTIAL –  [email protected]

Dr. Jafar Hadi Hassan specialises in Semitic Languages (Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac and Phoenician) and Jewish Studies with BA (Hons), MA and PhD from the University of Manchester, UK. He is also a specialist in Arabic Language and Literature with BA and MA from Iraq. Dr. Hassan has taught at various universities including Basra, King Abdul-Aziz, Manchester, Salford, McGill, International Islamic University and Islamic College for Advanced Studies, London. He has authored several books on Jewish Studies, and published hundreds of articles in English and Arabic on the same and similar subjects. Considered an expert in his field, Dr. Hassan has been an external examiner for post-graduate research for various universities. Recently, he has authored the article on Hebrew Language in the Encyclopedia of Islam (Turkey), and has been interviewed on numerous channels in Arabic and English.  His latest book in Arabic is ‘Qadaya wa Shaksyat Yahudiya  (Jewish Issues and Personalities)’ which will be available to purchase and an opportunity to have it signed by the author.

An academic and human rights advocate, Abbas Shiblak is a founder and the first Director of the Palestinian Refugee and Diaspora Centre (SHAML) in Ramallah. He served as a member of the Palestinian delegation to the peace talks on the ‘Working Group on Refugees’. Abbas Shiblak is a Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), University of Oxford, and has been since 1992. He is a specialist on refugee-host country relationships and international humanitarian law. For the last few years he has been working on the issue of statelessness in the Arab region where he has been kept abreast of the relevant latest legislation and developments. Adnan Ahmed is the former Edtior-in-Chief of Ahdaq Quarterly Cultural Magazine for Modern Literature in Holland and Editor of the cinematic department in Elaph Arabic website. He has an MA in Comparative Arabic literature and has published several books on Arabic literature, as well as translating English books into Arabic.