Nahla Shawkat Assali is a member of the board of trustees at Birzeit University. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the American University of Beirut and a master’s from Indiana University. Nahla taught English in local schools until 1967, then worked in the English Department at Birzeit University as a lecturer until her retirement in 2001. She founded Project Loving Care, a charitable organization, and Al-Saraya Center for Community Services in the Old City of Jerusalem. She has participated in several conferences abroad and spoken about the rights of Palestinians and, specifically, Palestinian women.

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