The President of the Arab American University ( AAUP) and an elected member of The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Dr. Abu Zuhri served previously as a Palestinian Minister for Education and Higher Education between 2013-2014. As a scholar, Dr. Abu Zuhri completed a BSc. in Chemistry in 1970 at Assiut University with honor degrees. At the same venue, the University of Assiut, Abu Zuhri has also completed a MSc. in electrochemistry, and a PhD in analytical chemistry.