Speakers & Facilitators

Mubarak Awad

Mubarak Awad has been called “The Palestinian Gandhi,” and he still believes nonviolence is the answer. A prominent Palestinian-American advocate for nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. Awad was a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience during the First Intifada. As of 2015, he is an Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at The American University in Washington, D.C. Mubarak founded Nonviolence International and the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem, and to this day he continues to teach nonviolence to young people at American University in Washington, D.C. and in Palestine when he visits there as a tourist now.


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