Institute of Social Studies

Palestinian appointed to Prince Claus Chair

In May 2005, the Institute of Social Studies has appointed Dr Rema Hammami as holder of the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity 2005/2006, following her nomination by the Curatorium. The Prince Claus Chair is a rotating chair in the field of development and North-South relations and was established by Utrecht University and the Institute of Social Studies. Dr. Hammami is working in Palestine at the Institute of Women’s Studies, Birzeit University, Westbank Palestina. She has done research on civil society development, political movements, state formation and cross cultural relations between Palestinians and Israelis. Recent work includes an analysis of Palestinian - Israeli interactions at road blocks and border crossings, defining the social space of both parties.