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AMPAL Board Member Dr. Lily Feidy was Appointed to be the MIFTAH's New Secretary General
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6.3.2006

By MIFTAH

Dear Friends and Partners,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that, following a majority vote by the Board of Trustees and an announcement by the Chairman of the Board, Dr. Lily Feidy has been approved as the new Secretary General for the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy – MIFTAH.

As many of you may know, Dr. Feidy has been with MIFTAH since 2002 as the Deputy Secretary General for Program Design and Management. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to congratulate her and wish MIFTAH continued success under her leadership.

I will continue to serve MIFTAH as the Chair of the Executive Committee, together with my colleagues on the Committee Dr. Rema Hammami, the Deputy Chair; Dr. Azmi Shuaibi, the Treasurer; Mr. Abdel Qader Al Husseini, the Secretary and the rest of the members. Finally, I want to thank all of you for being good friends and partners of the organization throughout my tenure and I am confident that we will continue to cooperate in the service of MIFTAH and the Palestinian people.

Sincerely,

Hanan Ashrawi, Ph.D.
Chair, Executive Committee

  • Lily Feidy (Secretary General since May 2006) : Formerly, the Deputy Secretary General/Program Design & Management for MIFTAH from 2002-2006; she continues to be responsible for strategic planning and program development at the organization. Dr. Feidy has a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Delaware in the U.S. and is an Adjunct Professor at the Department of English at Birzeit University, where she was on faculty in various capacities (Director of the University's International Relations 1995-1996, Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Arts from 1993-1995; Chairperson of the Department of English from 1992-1993; Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature from 1988-1996) since 1980.

    Dr. Feidy also served as the Director General for International and Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Higher Education in Palestine from 1996-2002. An active member in her community, Dr. Feidy is a member of several boards: Al Haq, a Ramallah-based human rights organization; ASHTAR Theatre Production and Training; MADAR, Palestinian Center for Israeli Studies, among others. She is also a board member in several international organizations, including the Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (FFIPP) and the American-Palestinian Peace Organization (AMPAL).


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