Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian activist who is globally recognised for his work on peace and conflict resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is a former 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. Aziz is also a columnist for Alquds Newspaper and has published articles at the New York Times, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Alarabiya, Daily Star and Middle East online and others. He regularly provides analysis for television news programs.