Nasrallah - Founder and Head of IPCC
Dr. Nasrallah founded the IPCC in 1998 and is the executive head
of the organization. He is in charge of overall management of
IPCC and program implementation. He plays the leadership role in
developing IPCC’s future work plans. Dr. Nasrallah received his
doctorate in Urban Planning from the TU-Delft University in the
Netherlands. Since 2003 he has been a Research Associate in the
"Conflict in Cities" project (
www.conflictincities.org ) at Cambridge University.
Prof. Rassem Khamaisi - Head of IPCC Planning Team and Academic
Prof. Khamaisi is a senior urban and regional planner leading IPCC’s
multidisciplinary planning team involved in planning areas in East
Jerusalem and Area “C” in the West Bank. Prof. Khamaisi sets the
annual programme and priorities of the urban research conducted by
IPCC on the Israeli- Palestinian conflict in general and the
Jerusalem issue in particular. He received his doctorate from the
Department of Geography at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In
addition to his role at IPCC he is also Associate Professor in Urban
Planning and Geography at the Department of Geography and
Environmental Studies at the Haifa University.
Dr. Omar M. Yousef – Head of IPCC Alternative Planning Department
Dr. Yousef is a physical planner responsible for the field work of
the junior planning team. He also provides guidance to international
students participating in IPCC’s planning programme on Jerusalem and
contested cities. As a Fulbright fellow he earned his doctorate in
Planning, Policy and Design from the School of Social Ecology,
University of California, Irvine. In addition to his role at IPCC he
is also a professor at Al Quds University and Academic Coordinator
of the MA program on Jerusalem Studies.
Dr. Robert D. Brooks - Senior Consultant for Publications and
Dr. Brooks is a researcher and chief editor of IPCC’s strategic
studies series on Jerusalem. His work has focused on the economic
impact of the Israeli occupation and the effect of the Wall on life
in Jerusalem. Dr. Brooks received his Ph. D. in the field of
communication at Cornell University, New York. He has taught at
several universities, including the University of Illinois, the
University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, and the
Universitaet Koeln (Germany).
Mr. Amer Hidmi – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hidmi is responsible for the overall management of IPCC’s
Jerusalem and Ramallah offices. He received his Master’s degree from
Al-yarmouk University in Jordan.
Ms. Nahed Natsheh - Coordinator for Publication Production and
Program Development in the Civil Society Department
Ms. Natsheh assists the Head and CEO in developing activities and
programmes for the Civil Society Department. She received her
Bachelor’s degree from Al Quds University in Finance and Business
Mr. Sharar Barghouti – Coordinator for Youth Programs in the Civil
Mr. Barghouti coordinates IPCC’s civil society projects. His
responsibilities include designing work plans; training teams for
field work; coordinating activities to meet deadlines; and
conducting evaluations and follow-up activities in the field. Mr.
Barghouti received his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the
Ms. Ingrid N. - Fundraising Coordinator/ Public Relations Officer
Ms. N. is responsible for developing grants projects relevant to new
fundraising opportunities. In addition, she manages public and media
relations and distribution of information regarding IPCC's projects.
Ms. N. received her Master of Political Sciences degree from the
University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Ms. Nour Lidawieh – Assistant Public Relations Officer
Ms. Lidawieh is in charge of local media and IPCC’s homepage. She is
currently an undergraduate of Civil Engineering in Birzeit
Mr. Jihad Ashhab – Financial Manager
Mr. Ashhab oversees IPCC’s finance and accounting area. He received
his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Al-Najah University.
Ms. Fathiyeh Hotari - Administrative Assistantand Publications
Production Assistant for the Jerusalem Office
Ms. Hotari is administrative assistant to the Head of IPCC and to
the CEO. In addition to managing daily bookkeeping matters, she
coordinates IPCC’s publication processes. She has a diploma in
secretarial and office studies.
Ms. Shahd Waari - Senior Project Coordinator in the Alternative
Ms. Waari coordinates activities within the framework of IPCC’s
planning projects. In addition she contributes to IPCC’s urban
research. She received her degree in Architectural Engineering from
Birzeit University and is a doctoral candidate at the University of
Ms. Elena C. – Senior Planning and Zoning Coordinator at the
Alternative Planning Department
Ms. C. performs overall coordination of IPCC’s planning projects in
East Jerusalem and Area “C”. She received her Bachelor’s degree in
Architecture from Cambridge University.
Ms. Rawan Naser Eddin –Project Coordinator in the Alternative
Ms. Naser Eddin performs overall coordination of planning in East
Jerusalem areas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in the field of
Civil Engineering from Birzeit University.
Mr. Basel Quttaineh – Project Coordinator at the Alternative
Mr. Quttaineh coordinates planning of Area “C” in the West Bank. He
received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Birzeit