Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian activist who is globally recognized for his work on peace and conflict resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is currently the Executive Director of the Centre for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. He was named as National Geographic Explorer in 2011, being among only a handful of Arabs and Muslims to receive that distinction. He was the First Intercultural Innovation Award winner, an award issued in partnership by the UNAOC and BMW. He continues to pioneer work in Palestine on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, but also been working in Afghanistan, Syria, and other Muslim and Arab countries mainly on sectarian conflicts and Islamic approaches to conflict resolution.
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