| Dr Hanan Ashrawi |
|Born||Hanan Daoud Mikhail|
8 October 1946
Nablus, Mandatory Palestine
|Alma mater||American University of Beirut, University of Virginia|
|Parents|| • Daoud Mikhail|
• Wadi'a Ass'ad
|Member of||Council on Foreign Relations/Global Board of Advisors|
Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar.
Dr Hanan Ashrawi is a Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar. She was a protégée and later colleague and close friend of Edward Said. Ashrawi was an important leader during the First Intifada, served as the official spokesperson for the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process, and has been elected numerous times to the Palestinian Legislative Council.
Speaking for Palestine
Dr Ashrawi serves on the Advisory Board of several international and local organisations including the World Bank Middle East and North Africa (MENA), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the International Human Rights Council.
She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in literature in the Department of English at the American University of Beirut. Ashrawi also earned a PhD in Medieval and Comparative Literature from the University of Virginia.
Prince William's visit
Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Executive Committee Member Dr Hanan Ashrawi released a statement saying:
- “On behalf of the PLO Executive Committee and the Palestinian people, we welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge on his scheduled visit to Palestine this Summer.”
- "March 1, 2018: PLO Executive Committee Member Dr Hanan Ashrawi on the scheduled visit of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge to Palestine"