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Dr Yaser Alashqar

Adjunct Assistant Professor




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Yaser Alashqar is an adjunct assistant professor in the International Peace Studies MPhil programme at Trinity College (the University of Dublin) in Ireland. He completed his PhD in civil society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Trinity College. Born in Gaza, he holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict and Peace Studies from the University of Coventry in England and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Palestine. His expertise includes civil society role at the national and political level, Middle Eastern issues in international relations, conflicts and political movements in the Middle East, mediation processes, peacebuilding, comparative politics Northern Ireland and Palestine, Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

He is an associate academic member of the Center for Palestine Studies in the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He also works as a training consultant with the Glencree Reconciliation Centre in Ireland.

Areas of Expertise
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Middle East, NGOs and civil society, comparative studies (Northern Ireland and Palestine), transformative and political mediation, peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes.

Research and Teaching Areas
Middle Eastern politics
Israeli-Palestinian issues
Comparative peace processes: Northern Ireland and Palestine
Conflict analysis
Mediation in theory and practice

Select publications
Alashqar, Yaser. ‘Case Studies of Contemporary State Recognition: Palestine.’ In: Visoka G., Doyle J. and Newman E. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of State Recognition, Routledge, London, 2019.

Alashqar, Yaser. ‘Evolution of Palestinian Civil Society and the Role of Nationalism, Occupation and Religion.’ In: Ratuva St. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Ethnicity, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore, 2019.

Alashqar, Yaser. 'The Politics of Social Structures in the Palestinian Case: From National Resistance to Depoliticization and Liberalization', Social Sciences Journal, 2018.

Alashqar, Yaser. 'Comparative Perspective: The United States and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict', Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics and Culture, 2017.

Alashqar, Yaser. 'Abbas' Credibility and Leadership: Palestinian Challenges into the Future, Near East Quarterly Journal, 2011.

Online Articles

‘From Covid-19 to the 'Deal of the Century', Palestine and International Law’

‘The Gaza Crisis: Restrictions and Challenges to the Humanitarian Space in Gaza’

‘Gaza: what life is like under the continuing Israeli blockade’

‘The Implications of the Israeli War on Gaza’

‘Revisiting Palestine’s Membership at the UN and Evolving Implications’

‘On Palestine and the Responsibility of Academia and Civil Society in the International Arena’, (page 38)

‘Palestinians are not Powerless, They Can Take the Initiative’

'Civil Society in Gaza: Critical Challenges to Secular and Nationalist Civil Society Organizations and their Role in Promoting Human Rights and Conflict Transformation',

Last updated 17 April 2020 by Irish School of Ecumenics (Email).