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Azaiza, Faisal

Faisal Azaiza (University of Haifa) – Welfare and Social Work

Professor Faisal Azaiza, Ph.D. is Professor at the School of Social Work and the Dean of Faculty for Social Welfare and Health Sciences at the University of Haifa. Dr. Azaiza has been a full professor since 2011 in the School of Social Work at the University. Most recently, Professor Azaiza also served as the Deputy Chairman of the Planning and Budget Committee for the Council on Higher Education in Israel, one of many public leadership positions the professor has held in Israel over the course of his professional and academic life. Throughout his career, Azaiza has dedicated himself to the welfare and health of Arab populations in Israel. His work addresses social problems from an evidence-based perspective, and he works to produce action-oriented research that offers solutions to challenges faced by the Arab community in Israel.

Professor Azaiza is strongly committed to understanding how to help those living in a time of crisis manage their health, their relationships and their sense of self. In 2007, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Welfare, and Ministry of Interior, he organized a successful conference at the University of Haifa entitled: " Dealing with Stressful Situations: It concerns Us All – How Culture Influences the Way We Cope with Stressful Situations and Crises." This conference set the foundation of Professor Azaiza's book publication in 2010, Welfare, Health and Education Services in Times of Crisis.