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Peter Gubser Research Fellowship

To both honor and perpetuate the marvelous legacy that Peter Gubser has left with PARC and the Palestinians, PARC has created the Peter Gubser Research Fellowship to be awarded annually to a Palestinian doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher. PARC would appreciate contributions to the fellowship in Peter's honor, since funding for Palestinian researchers is always difficult to obtain. Our hope is to raise funds for the initial five years of this fellowship.

You may donate to the Peter Gubser Research Fellowship in either of the following ways:
1. Fill out our online donation form and send your payment via PayPal using your PayPal account or a credit card. (You do not have to be a PayPal member to make a payment via credit card.)
2.
Print and fill out our donation form and send a check, payable to PARC, to:

Palestinian American Research Center (PARC)
P.O Box 19616
Washington, DC 20036
USA


All donations to PARC are tax deductible.


In Memorium

Peter Gubser

Peter Gubser

1941 – 2010

It is with profound sadness that the Palestinian American Research Center announces the death of Dr. Peter A. Gubser, our friend, colleague, and president of the PARC board of directors.

Peter, a champion for the Palestinians, dedicated much of his life to improve their living conditions, education, and health. He joined the PARC board in 2008 and was elected president that same year. With over 40 years of work in the region, Peter brought enormous knowledge and experience with Palestine and the Palestinians to PARC that he used to support and guide PARC with many new initiatives. Among his many wonderful qualities, Peter's colleagues at PARC especially appreciated his optimistic vision and determined leadership, his sound and practical advice, and his joy in laughter.

Peter served as president of the American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) for 29 years and was co-founder of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. He was also Chairman of the board of the American Friends of UNRWA and a board member of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Earlier in his career, he was Assistant Representative with the Ford Foundation in Lebanon and Jordan, an Associate Research Scientist with the American Institute for Research in Washington, D.C., and a Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, England.

After graduating from Yale in 1964 with a B.A. in Political Science, Peter completed a master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies in 1966 at the American University of Beirut and obtained his doctorate in Social Science at the University of Oxford, St. Antony's College in 1970. An author of many books and articles on the Middle East, especially on Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and related social and economic issues, he was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Peter's most recent book, Saladin: Empire and Holy War, was published by Gorgias Press in April 2010.

To both honor and perpetuate the marvelous legacy that Peter has left with PARC and the Palestinians, PARC has created the Peter Gubser Research Fellowship to be awarded annually to a Palestinian doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher.

PARC would appreciate contributions to the fellowship in Peter's honor, since funding for Palestinian researchers is always difficult to obtain. Our hope is to raise funds for the initial five years of this fellowship. To donate, please send a check to PARC at 6520 E. Halbert Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817 with the notation "Peter Gubser Fellowship" in the memo line.

 

 

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