Inshirah Nabhan

Inshirah Nabhan

Inshirah Nabhan is a Palestinian refugee and a sociology professor. She serves as President Consultant for International and External Relations at the Al Quds Open University in Jerusalem, Palestine.  She is responsible for international initiatives including reciprocal agreements for education, research and study abroad programs, building capacities of youth and adults, in addition to creating social intervention programs and engagement initiatives nationally and internationally.

Inshirah Nabhan is a Palestinian refugee and a sociology professor. She serves as President Consultant for International and External Relations at the Al Quds Open University in Jerusalem, Palestine.  She is responsible for international initiatives including reciprocal agreements for education, research and study abroad programs, building capacities of youth and adults, in addition to creating social intervention programs and engagement initiatives nationally and internationally.
As President Consultant, Inshirah takes the lead in carrying out the university’s efforts to be fully engaged with society both locally and internationally.  She facilitates the exchange of knowledge that benefits both the university and society; helps faculty disseminate research results and assisting communities, business, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, and governments in working with faculty to solve real- societal, educational, and other problems through research; tailoring regional and online under-graduate and lifelong learning educational opportunities to the people served; arranging opportunities for students to serve community organizations-and communities-while learning; and more importantly, explores new ways the university can leverage its resources to create an effective international agenda.
She holds a BA, MA in sociology and PhD in medical sociology which concentrated in trauma associated with psychiatric comorbidity and health status of Child Ex-Detainees.
Ms. Nabhan is interested in teaching.  She believes in problem-based teaching which allows the teacher to function as a coach and in turn, helps the student accept responsibility for their learning. She taught in Middle Eastern and American universities for more than 12 years.
Her research interests are in how systematic sociopolitical and economical changes in any social hierarchy affect the vulnerable groups of society (i.e. women, children and the elderly).