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Haseeb Shehadeh awarded for his research in Samaritan Studies

The Samaritan Medal Foundation, an organisation of the Samaritans in Israel and the West Bank, has decided to award the Samaritan Chancellor’s Medal for Humanitarian Achievement and Services for Peace in 2011 to Dr Haseeb Shehadeh (University of Helsinki), Prof. Menachem Mor (University of Haifa) and Dr Ingrid Hjelm (University of Copenhagen) for their accomplishments in the field of Samaritan Studies.

The medal will be presented to Haseeb Shahadeh in Helsinki by Dr Benyamim Sedaka, chairman of the Samaritan Medal Foundation in November. The event takes place at Unioninkatu 38, hall A205 on November 1 at 6 pm. The University of Helsinki will be represented by Chancellor Ilkka Niiniluoto.

Dr Sedaka will give a public lecture on Samaritans of Today: Activities and Future Views on Wednesday, November 2, at 2pm. Place: Unioninkatu 40 hall 24.

Both events are open to the public. Welcome!