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Mohammed Abu-Nimer is an expert on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace. He is a full professor at the American University School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution in Washington, DC, the largest school of international relations in the United States.
Professor Abu-Nimer received his Ph.D. from George Mason University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Abu-Nimer is the Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute and the Director of the Conflict Resolution Skills Institutes at American University, both of which offer unique and peacebuilding courses for professionals in the field. Dr. Abu-Nimer is also the Founder and Director of the Salam: Peacebuilding and Justice Institute in Washington, DC, which collaborates with conflict resolution practitioners, religious leaders, and academics to bridge the differences between Muslim and non-Muslim communities and encourage peacebuilding. He is the co-founder and co-editor of the prestigious Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on .
As a professor and practitioner Dr. Abu-Nimer specializes in conflict resolution and dialogue for peace among Palestinians and Jews in Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities, interreligious conflict resolution training, interfaith dialogue, and the evaluation of conflict resolution programs.
Dr. Abu-Nimer has intervened and led conflict resolution training workshops in many conflict areas around the world, including: Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, the Philippines (Mindanao), Sri Lanka, and the United States. He also has extensive experience in evaluating peace processes, including evaluations done on Seeds of Peace, the Neve Shalom/Wahat Al Salam school in Jerusalem, a World Vision development program in Mindanao, Madrasah Teachers Training for ICRD.
Dr. Abu-Nimer serves on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Editorial Board of International Journal of Transitional Justice, the Governing Board of World Dialogue, and Abraham’s Vision. He has also led international delegation to Iran, Palestine, and Saudi Arabia, as well as chairing numerous international conferences on the Islamic framework and practice of peace, dialogue, justice, and development.
Peace-Building By, Between and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians, Mohammed Abu-Nimer and David Augsburger, eds. (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). Unity in Diversity: Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East. Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Amal Khoury, and Emily Welty Washington DC: USIP, 2007.
Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide For Muslims. (with Muhammad Shafiq) Herndon, Virginia: International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIT), 2007.
A Shared Future: Local Capacities for Peace in Community Development. Michelle Garred. (Ed) with Mohammed Abu-Nimer. CA: World Vision. 2006.
Modern Islamic Thought: Dynamic, Not Static. (Eds.) Said Abdul Aziz, Mohammed Abu-Nimer, and Meena Sharify-Funk. New York. Routledge Press. 2006.
Nonviolence and Peacebuilding in Islam: Theory and Practice. Gainesville, FL.: University Press of Florida, 2003. Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Justice: Theory and Practice (Ed.) New York: Rowman & Little Field, 2001.