Azi Abu Sarah is the co-founder of Middle East Justice Development Initiative Tours, a tour operator which “rejects the model of traditional consumer tourism … instead employing a new model of tourism based on clients, communities, and financial and environmental sustainability.”
He is also the co-founder of the education and development nonprofit InterAct. Abu Sarah formerly served as the co-executive director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
He is the author of Strangers, Neighbors, Friends, which aims to bridge divisions between religions, and Crossing Boundaries: Traveler’s Guide to World Peace, a manual on travelling responsibly in times of polarization.
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Afghanistan, Arab Spring, interfaith dialogue, world religions, Iran, peacebuilding/conflict resolution, responsible tourism, Syrian refugees
Location: Washington, DC (with frequent travel to Jerusalem)
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