Salman Abu Sitta
Dr. Salman Abu Sitta is a Palestinian academic best known for his crucial work formulating a practical return plan for Palestinian refugees and documenting Palestine’s land and people through his extensive mapping of Palestine. He is the Founder and President of the Palestine Land Society (PLS), and his archival collection and working files form the backbone of the Palestine Land Studies Center (PLSC) at AUB. He is also the author of over 400 articles and papers on Palestine, as well as several books. Notable among them a series of atlases documenting Palestine at different periods. These include: Atlas of Palestine 1948, Atlas of Palestine 1917- 1966, Arabic and English editions. Atlas of Palestine 1871- 1877 and the Return Journey Atlas. There are also a series of poster maps about al Nakba. More details are in PLS website: www.plands.org. His book, Mapping my Return, is the first personal memoir in English describing the experience of Al Nakba in southern Palestine. Dr Abu Sitta is a member of several organizations dealing with Palestinian rights, human rights and international law. Dr Abu Sitta spoke at many international fora in Europe, USA. Japan, Australia and New Zealand in addition to the Middle East. Of notable interest is his virtual trial of Lord Balfour in his seat for many decades, the University of Edinburgh.