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PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University; MA, Hebrew University in Jerusalem; BA, Hebrew University in Jerusalem
As an expert on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace, Dr. Abu-Nimer has conducted research in these fields among Palestinians and Jews in Israel, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and on the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities.
Area of Expertise:
Middle East; Palestinian-Israeli conflict; Sri Lanka; Mindanao Philippines; international relations dialogue and negotiation; peace and conflict resolution and training; interfaith dialogue; peacebuilding and development programs evaluation
As an experienced conflict resolution practitioner, Mohammed Abu-Nimer has worked in numerous war-zone areas, within formal negotiation settings as well as with community leaders and civil society groups. He has worked in many areas of the world, including Palestine, Israel, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, and Egypt, training political and community leaders in peace-building skills and strategies of negotiation. He has written, cowritten, and edited the following books: Dialogue, Conflict Resolution, and Change: Arab-Jewish Encounters in Israel (SUNY Press, 1999); Peacebuilding and Nonviolence in Islamic Context: Bridging Ideals and Reality (University Press of Florida, 2003); Peace-Building By, Between and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians, (Lexington, 2009); Unity in Diversity: Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East (USIP, 2007); and Modern Islamic Thought: Dynamic, Not Static. (Routledge Press, 2006) . He has also coedited several books and journals, including the Journal of Peace Building and Development since Vol. 1, No. 1, 2002.
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