I was an invited speaker at the Geographies of Aid conference run by Ghent University at Birzeit University. My talk was about Community Philanthropy in Palestine.
This Week in Palestine, December, 2009, no. 140, pp. 15-18
Available for free athttp://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/details.php?id=2945&ed=176&edid=176
My article in this popular English-language magazine gives an overview of private sector philanthropy and raises questions about the strategy and impact of corporate philanthropy in Palestine.
Thematic Issues on Philanthropy and Social Innovation, 01/09, pp. 131-137
In this scholarly journal, I describe community philanthropy in Palestine, including the obstacles created by dependence on aid. I also describe innovate initiatives that are underway to encourage local giving.
This Week in Palestine, August, 2008, no. 124, pp. 8-12
Available for free athttp://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/details.php?id=2537&ed=156&edid=156or in Arabic at http://www.dalia.ps/ar/node/122
This ground-breaking paper draws on international law, conventions, treaties and declarations to argue that current international aid procedures violate Palestinian rights. I argue that Palestinians should claim their rights from donors and international development actors and take initiative to reform the aid system, which in some ways denies self-determination in ways similar to the Israeli occupation.