Tuesday, November 13, 2007

'Peace and Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East,' Nov. 13

Chestertown, MD — Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute at American University, will discuss "Peace and Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East" at Washington College's Hynson Lounge on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is presented by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

In addition to his directorship of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute, Dr. Abu-Nimer is associate professor at American University's School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution in Washington, D.C. He is an expert on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace, which he has researched among Palestinians and Jews in Israel. Dr. Abu-Nimer's areas of focus include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities, interreligious conflict resolution training, interfaith dialogue and evaluation of conflict resolution programs.

Dr. Abu-Nimer has intervened and conducted conflict resolution training workshops in many conflict areas around the world, including Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, the Philippines (Mindanao), Sri Lanka, within the United States and elsewhere.

He has had articles published in Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Peace and Changes, American Journal of Economics and Sociology and in various edited books. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the new Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Hynson Lounge is located in Hodson Hall. Admission to "Peace and Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East" is free and open to the public.

November 12, 2007

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