Master Thesis Defense in Conflict Resolution and Development at Arab American University

Monday, October 2, 2017

Researcher Hanin Sameh Qarawi, student of conflict resolution and development in the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Arab American University, discussed her thesis “The Arab Spring and its Impact on Transforming the Arab-Israeli Conflict”.

Part of Hanin Sameh Qarawi defense

She pointed, the study aims to identify the Arab spring revolutions impact on transforming Arab-Israeli conflict. The study concluded, the Arab Spring revolutions reflected negatively on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. They failed to bring progressive and revolutionary forces such as the Nasserist Party in Egypt and the Popular Front in Tunisia to power, restoring the Arab-Israeli conflict to the political front again.

The researcher recommended taking lessons from the Arab spring revolutions mistakes, especially allowing external parties to intervene in the course and divert it as happened in Libya, Syria and Egypt. Also, recommended good planning for any future revolutions to prevent derailment from the correct track.

By end of discussion, the committee of thesis supervisor and head of committee Dr. Jamal Hanaisheh, Arab American University internal examiner Dr. Rizq Smoudi and external examiner from An-Najah University Dr. Raed Neirat, decided to give Hanin a Master Degree.