28 November 2023
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Venue: Sydney, Locomotive
Venue Phone: 0290191818
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Join us for a captivating conversation with the distinguished peacebuilder, responsible travel pioneer, cultural educator, and inspiring speaker Aziz Abu Sarah. In partnership with Small Giants, our conversation will revolve around the pursuit of peace, not only in the Middle East but across the globe, and the remarkable work Aziz has dedicated himself to for the past two decades.
About Aziz Abu Sarah
Harnessing the transformative power of travel, in 2009 Aziz cofounded MEJDI Tours – originators of the Dual Narrative™ and a leader of responsible travel. Aziz’s educational and conflict resolution work throughout the world has earned him the titles of National Geographic Explorer and Ted Fellow. He has written opinion pieces for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al-Quds, Haaretz, and has been published by National Geographic, CNN, TED, and Al Arabiya. He has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan each year since 2010.His book, Crossing Boundaries – A Traveler’s Guide To World Peace, was released in July 2020. Co-author of the 2018 publication, Strangers, Neighbours, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace, Aziz continues to be at the forefront of peace and reconciliation efforts in conflict zones. Aziz has worked in 60 countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, Syria, and the Balkans. He has served as Executive Director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University and as the Chairman for the Parents Circle Family Forum representing the organisation at international governmental organisations such as the European Parliament. He is the cofounder of InterAct International, a non profit advancing sustainability, education, and cross cultural connections. Aziz has spoken at numerous international organisations, tourism conferences, corporations and universities, including TED, The United Nations, National Geographic, Nexus and the European Parliament. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, the European Parliament’s Silver Rose Award, the Eisenhower Medallion and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for his Middle Eastern Journalism. He won the Intercultural innovation award from the UN Alliance of Civilisations and the BMW Group. He was also recognised by former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for his work in peace building.