Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University received the prestigious “2020 Paul K. Feyerabend Award – A World of Solidarity is Possible.”
Prof. Qumsiyeh said he accepted the award on behalf of the team at the Palestine Institute of Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) because he believes “it is always a team effort”. He donated the financial component of the award (CHF 3,000) to PIBS which is part of Bethlehem University.
The Paul K. Feyerabend Foundation (PKF) recognized Prof. Qmsiyeh’s work “for diversity (biological as well as cultural and religious), integrity (esse quam videri), justice, respect for human rights, absolute rejection of racism and untiring motivation for positive action.”
PKF promotes the empowerment and well-being of disadvantaged communities. The Foundation strives to improve local capacities, promotes respect for human rights, and promotes cultural and biological diversity.
Bethlehem University appreciates the dedicated work of Prof. Qumsiyeh and his team that contributes to the mission of PIBS and Bethlehem University thereby serving both the Palestinian people and the environment.