Ambassador of the Palestinian General Delegation to the United Kingdom
Prof. Manuel Hassassian is a Professor of International Politics and Relations.
Between 1996-2006 Professor Hassassian served as the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University.
In November 2005 Prof. Hassassian was assigned as the Ambassador of the Palestinian General Delegation to the United Kingdom.
areas of specialization are: comparative politics with emphasis on Middle East politics and Armenian nationalist movement and political theory.
published extensively in both areas, and his
latest books are: Palestine: Factionalism In the National Movement 1919-1939 and The Historical Evolution of the Armenian Question and the Conflict over Nagorno Karabagh, Citizenship in the Middle East published by Syracuse University Press
also published in academic journals on the PLO, the peace process, democracy and elections, refugees and civil society in Palestine.
Professor Hassassian is a member of the editorial board of the Arab Political Science Journal as well as the Palestine-Israel Journal, in addition he was editor in chief of Bethlehem University Journal.
Professor Hassassian is a board member of the Center of Non-Violence in Palestine, he is a also member of the Arab Association for Human Rights.
Professor Hassassian was appointed by the PA as General Secretary of the Bethlehem District Elections commission 1996.
Professor Hassassian is the head of the Jerusalem Task Force in the Negotiations Affairs department.
He is the President of the Rectors' Conference at the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education.
He is also the president of the Palestinian/European Academic Cooperation in Education (PEACE) since 2001.