Deputy Chief of Mission at the PLO, Washington DC
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Dr. Nabil Abuznaid was appointed as the Charge’ d’Affaires of the Mission at the PLO Office in Washington, DC, he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission since 2005.
He was born and raised in Hebron, Palestine. Dr. Abuznaid is a committed public servant who had the pleasure of serving as an advisor to the late Chairman and President of the PLO, Yasser Arafat. Prior to joining the Palestinian delegation in Washington, DC, Dr. Abuznaid held various teaching positions in Palestinian universities and was the Director of the International Relations Department at Hebron University. During his tenure at Najah University in Nablus, he was the lead coordinator of the Palestinian Universities’ Staff Union in the Occupied Territories. He has organized and participated in several international conferences on Palestine. He is also the author of numerous articles and has been interviewed by all the major media organizations, including CNN and Time Magazine. Dr. Abuznaid was a member of the Palestinian delegation peace talks held in Annapolis in November 2007.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He then obtained a Master’s degree in International Relations from Howard University in Washington, DC and his Ph.D. in International Relations from Warsaw University in Warsaw, Poland where he wrote his dissertation on Negotiations.