- University Life
PhD, American University; MA, American University; BA, American University
Dr. Said's deep commitment to nonviolence, human rights, political pluralism, cultural diversity, and ecological balance has furthered the expansion of Peace and Conflict Resolution as a field of study throughout the world.
Area of Expertise: Cultural context of politics, democratization in the Arab world, spirituality and global politics, Islamic dialogue, conflict resolution, Middle East peace process, human rights; fluent in Arabic and French
Additional Information: For decades Abdul Aziz Said, as a senior ranking faculty member in the School of International Service, has worked quietly and effectively to create global peace. He is currently working on promoting the concept of localizing peace, which uses cultural memory as well as local traditions and methods to develop more effective and sustainable conflict prevention and resolution practices. Author of more than 16 books and numerous articles, in 2009, Said coauthored with Nathan Funk Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Publishers). His most recent publication is Islam and Peacemaking coauthored with Sheherazade Jafari, in Peacemaking: A Comprehensive Theory and Practice Reference, (Praeger Security International), which is forthcoming.
To request an interview please call AU Media Relations at 202-885-5950 or submit an interview request form.