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Aziz  Abu Sarah

Aziz Abu Sarah

Founder of MEJDI Tours, Tolerance Advocate

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
Florida
Aziz Abu Sarah – TEDx
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Aziz Abu Sarah

Founder of MEJDI Tours, Tolerance Advocate

In-Person Fee Range:
$10,001 - $15,000
Traveling from:
Florida

Why Book

    Biography

    Inspiring speaker, peace builder, cultural educator, entrepreneur and author, Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian who’s heartbreaking journey with conflict in his hometown of Jerusalem eventually led him to becoming a peacemaker. He is the co-founder of MEJDI Tours, the global leader in socially responsible travel with a mission to harness the power of travel to create a more peaceful world. His global conflict resolution work earned him the titles of National Geographic Explorer and TED Fellow. Published in The
    New York Times, The Washington Post and National Geographic, Aziz continues at the forefront of reconciliation efforts in conflict zones.

    In 2018, he courageously announced his candidacy for Mayor of Jerusalem. His book, Crossing Boundaries: A Traveler’s Guide to World Peace, was published in 2020. Aziz was featured for his peace building work in the New York Times in March of 2022. He has served as Executive Director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University and as a board member for the Parents Circle Families Forum representing the organization at international governmental organizations such as the European Parliament.

    Aziz inspires audiences throughout the world—at international organizations, corporations and universities, including TED (his talk has over 1.5 million views), The United Nations, National Geographic, Nexus and the European Parliament. Aziz is the recipient of the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of
    International Education, the European Parliament’s Silver Rose Award, the Eisenhower Medallion and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for his Middle Eastern Journalism. He was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World each year from 2010-2021 by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan and won the Intercultural Innovation award from the UN Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group. He was also recognized by former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for his work in peace building.

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    Programs

    Conflict and Global Issues

    Growing up Palestinian in Jerusalem: One Man’s Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation
    Conflict Zones: Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and Beyond
    Making a Difference? The Role of NGOs, Social Enterprises, and Corporations in Communities Stopping Radicalization
    Conflict 101: Driven by Economics, Politics, or Ideology?
    The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Field
    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Stories from the Field
    Can There be Peace in the Middle East?

    Community and Workplace Relations

    Creative Strategies for Improving Communication and Handling Conflict in the Workplace
    Using Business as a Tool for Positive Social Change
    Workplace Peacemaking: Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion
    Community Relations and Community Building in Troubled Times
    Strategies and Considerations for Law Enforcement and Military Personnel Working in Volatile Communities

    Education and Travel

    Field Studies and Experiential Learning: Engaging Students in and beyond the Classroom
    Storytelling as an Educational Tool
    The Importance of Learning a Second Language
    Tourism: Destructive or Constructive?
    Building Global Citizens through Travel and Intercultural Exchange
    Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion

    Religion

    Oh Brother Where Art Thou? How Christians, Jews, and Muslims Can Work Together
    Interfaith Relations: Challenges and Solutions
    Forging Social Justice at Home and Abroad
    Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    Facilitating Prayerful Conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Strategies for Christian Leaders
    An Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
    Bridging the Divide between Jews and Palestinians

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