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Gabi Barmaki

Sector : Academic Figures , Professors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1929
  • Age : 86
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Born in Jerusalem on 3 Nov. 1929 to a Greek-Orthodox family; spent his early childhood in Jerusalem, then was sent as a boarder to Birzeit School until his graduation in 1946; studied Chemistry at the AUB and graduated with a BSc (1949) and MSc (1953); worked as Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Birzeit College from 1953-74; regular member in the Jerusalem Chorus since 1955; during this time he also enrolled at McGill University from where he received a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry in 1959; was Visiting Professor at McGill University from 1972-73; served as Chairman of the Dept. for Service to Palestine Refugees at the Middle East Council of Churches, Jerusalem Committee from 1973-1996; following the deportation of its Pres. Hanna Nasser, served as Acting Pres. of Birzeit University from 1974-93; had an important role in the university’s development and steadfastness during a critical time (i.e., the Israeli occupation and the military closures of the university, especially during 1988-92); Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Council for Higher Education from 1977-1982 (and again from 1987-1992); member of the Council of PUGWASH Conferences on Science and World Affairs from 1992-2002; Consultant for the PA Ministry of Education and Higher Education since 1994; member of the PNC since 1996; President of the Palestinian Council for Justice and Peace since 1998.


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