Oday Abukaresh was the Spring 2009 Atkin Fellow at ICSR.
In his paper Collaborating for Peace? Assessing the Work of Palestinian-Israeli Joint Organisations since the Oslo Accords, Oday evaluated the work of Palestinian-Israeli joint organisations and their contribution to the search for a peaceful settlement in the Middle East.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the School of Finance and Management – Hebron University, and a Master’s degree in Humanitarian Affairs from La Sapienza University in Rome. Oday has also studied sustainable development and institution building at Alquds University and completed training courses in the KINGIAN nonviolence approach at the University of Rhode Island. As part of his professional experience, Oday has helped lead a basic law and electoral law reforming project at the Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and Legal Professions. He has also worked with MEND (Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy Organisation), and led a reconciliation project with the Alquds Center for Democracy and Dialogue.