Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh teaches and does research at Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine. He previously served on the faculties of the University of Tennessee, Duke and Yale Universities. He served on the board/steering/executive committees of a number of groups including Peace Action Education Fund, the US Campaign to End the Occupation, the Palestinian American Congress, Association for One Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, and BoycottIsraeliGood3.org. He is now president of the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People and coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour. He is an active member of a number of human rights groups (Amnesty, Peace Action, Human Rights Watch, ACLU etc.).
He published several books, the most acclaimed of which is “Sharing the Land of Canaan – human rights and the Israeli/Palestinian Struggle”. He also has an activism book published electronically on his web site (http://qumsiyeh.org). His main interest is media activism and public education. He also regularly lectures on issues of human rights and international law. He has a new book out titled “Popular Resistance in Palestine: A history of Hope and Empowerment” which reviews resistance going back to the beginning gf the Zionist project in the 18th century until today.