Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Senior Advisor, KAICIID
Professor at American University, Director of Peacebuilding and Development. President and Founder of Salam Institute. As a recognized expert on conflict resolution, dialogue, peacebuilding and development, Dr. Abu-Nimer has worked for three decades on dialogue and peacebuilding efforts, the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities; inter-religious conflict resolution training; interfaith dialogue; and evaluation of conflict resolution programs. As a practitioner, he has been intervening and conducting over a hundred training workshops and courses all over the world on themes of conflict resolution; community development, peacebuilding, reconciliation and development, training for trainers; interfaith and interethnic dialogue; culture, religion, intercultural training; conflict resolution and human rights in relief and development projects, and problem-solving workshops in various countries such as: Sri Lanka, Mindanao-Philippines, Palestine, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Sierra Leone, and United States. Prof. Abu-Nimer has also led number of peacebuilding and interfaith evaluation projects and produced policy reports on the effect and impact of such programs. Dr. Abu-Nimer has published extensively on these subjects, from edited books to articles in established and refereed peace and conflict resolution journals. Dr. Abu-Nimer is also the co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. He has appeared on numerous television news programs, radio shows, and has been interviewed for newspaper articles on topics as diverse as U.S. Foreign Policy to Islamic perspectives on peace, social justice and violence. Dr. Abu-Nimer has won numerous teaching awards and distinctions. He received his Ph.D. from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Fairfax, VA in 1993.