- Additional Positions at AU
- Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace
- Founding Director, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Division
- Director Emeritus and Founder, Center for Global Peace
- PhD, American University; MA, American University; BA, American University
- Languages Spoken
- French, English, and Arabic
- Favorite Spot on Campus
- The Quad
- Favorite Place in Washington DC
- The views along Independence Ave
- Book Currently Reading
- An Incomplete Guide to the Future, by Willis Harman
- Dr. Said is the senior ranking professor at American University and the first occupant of the endowed Mohamed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. He founded the university-wide Center for Global Peace, which undertakes a range of activities, both on and off campus, aimed at advancing our understanding of world peace.
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.
- "Islam and Peacemaking," (co-authored with Sheherazade Jafari), in Peacemaking: A Comprehensive Theory and Practice Reference, Praeger Security International, Forthcoming.
- "Toward a Global Community: Sufism and World Order," (co-authored with Nathan Funk) Religious Studies and Theology, September 2010, 29.1.
- "Localizing Peace: An Agenda for Sustainable Peacemaking," (co-authored with Nathan Funk), Peace and Conflict Studies, Spring 2010, 17.1.
- Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East, co-authored with Nathan Funk, 2009.
- Contemporary Islam: Dynamic, Not Static, co-edited with Meena Sharify-Funk and Mohammed Abu-Nimer, 2006.
- The World of Islam, with Abdul Karim Bangura. Pearson Custom Publishing, 2004.
- Cultural Diversity and Islam, co-edited with Meena Sharify-Funk, University Press of America, 2003.
- Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice, co-edited with Nathan C. Funk and Ayse Kadayifici, University Press of America, 2001.
- "Vision 20/20: Future of the Middle East," editor, Search for Common Ground, 2001.
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- The University Faculty Award, Outstanding Service to the American University
- Outstanding Faculty Award Mortar Board
- Status of Lecturer at the Foreign Service Institute, Department of State
- Grantee, The Rockefeller Foundation
- Grantee, The United States Institute of Peace
- Grantee, National Endowment for Democracy
- Grantee, United States Agency for International Development
- Phi Epsilon Pi National Jewish Fraternity, Living Legend Award
- Abdul Aziz Said Phi Epsilon Pi Scholarship (named after)
- Multicultural Award, American University Office of Multicultural Affairs
- Advisor, the United States Department of State on the "Future of Iraq" project, Democratic Principles Group
- Advisor, Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy
- Member, White House Committee on the Islamic World
- President, Regional Chapter of the International Studies Association
- Member, National Council, International Studies Association
- Consultant to the United Nations Development Program
- Consultant to UNESCO
- Participant in Arab-Israeli peace dialogues
- Consultant to USIA, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense
- Prepared report "Youth and Bureaucracy," for the White House Youth Conference, February, 1971.