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Hanna Yousef Emile Safieh

Hanna Yousef Emile Safieh

Sector : Academic Figures , Doctors

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Brazil
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1943
  • Age : 72
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Born in the upper bak’a of Jerusalem on June 8, 1943, Hanna-Yousef E. studied at the Frères College in Jerusalem and then received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. In 1971 he went to Brazil where he co-founded the department of chemistry at the Federal University of the Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). From 1980 to 1997 he directed several scientific studies for the Institute of Spacial Activities of Brazil (CTA/IAE). He retired from the university in 2001 and has been the Technical and Commercial Director of the Port Authority in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil since 2003.

In 1966 he joined the Fatah movement and organized the GUPS in Belgium. He co-founded the Federation of the Palestinian Entities in Brazil and in 1984 co-founded the Confederation of the Palestinian Communities in Latin America and the Caribbean (COPLAC) which he presided over from 1986 to 1993, and has been the General Secretary since. The COPLAC represents around 500,000 Latin Americans of Palestinian ancestry. He is a member of the Central Council and National Council of the PLO.


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