Mediators of Palestine
Ambassador Amal Jadou is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates of the State of Palestine. Prior to this position, she served as a Deputy Minister on European Affairs and head of the European Department, as well as Deputy Chief of the Palestinian Mission in Washington, DC. Between 2006-2009, Ambassador Jadou served as the Director-General of the International Affairs Department at the Office of the President of Palestine. In that capacity, she served as a close aide to the president on international relations and focused a lot on relations with the United States. Ms. Jadou also served as Director General of the US Desk at the Council of Ministers of the State of Palestine where she worked on enhancing bilateral relations with the US. Ambassador Jadou was born in Bethlehem. She hold a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and was a graduate fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiations. Her Ph.D. Dissertation was on “Regime Analysis”: An Alternative to Traditional Explanations of the Failure of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process (1993-2000) where she explored the mediation role of the subsequent US administrations in resolving the Palestinian Israeli conflict. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Studies from Birzeit University. She speaks three languages; Arabic, English and Hebrew. Ambassador Jadou was decorated in July 2018 with “the Lady Star of the Night” Medal from the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, for her role in strengthening the Palestinian-Italian bilateral relations.
Dalal Iriqat is the Vice President for International Relations and Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy and Strategic Planning at the Arab American University in Palestine since 2015. Since 2016, she has been a weekly columnist at AlQuds Newspaper. She has served as advisor of Strategic Communications at the PMO in 2017 and 2018, and as the senior policy consultant for writing the Human Development Report UNDP for Palestine in 2015. Prior to joining the Arab American University in Palestine, she taught at the faculty of law and Public Administration at Birzeit University. Throughout her academic career she has always been engaged being elected President of the Diplomatic Academy of London Students’ Association and a member of the students’ council at the University of Jordan. She is passionate about bringing change into the Palestinian society through education, and about improving Palestinian Diplomacy and better brand Palestine. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from Paris I Sorbonne 2011, a Masters degree in Diplomatic Studies from Westminster University in London 2004 and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from the University of Jordan 2003. Being a strong believer in the individual role in bringing change and being very passionate about bringing change through education and especially through her background in conflict resolution, mediation and diplomacy, she joined the MWMN.
Geographical expertise: Palestine
Thematic expertise: diplomacy, state building, mediation and peace related topics, 3rd party role in negotiations, mediation and coercive diplomacy, nation branding and soft power
Languages: Arabic, English and French