Hanna Nasir is one of the founders of Birzeit University, and was its president until his retirement in 2004. He holds a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Perdue University in the United States of America. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University.
Nadim Rouhana is the founding director of "Mada al-Carmel, The Arab Center for Applied Social Studies" in Haifa, and was its director until 2016. He is the professor of international affairs and conflict studies at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston.