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Aziz Abu Sarah

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National Geographic Explorer, Cultural Educator & Peace Activist. Has been included numerous times in Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre's list of "500 Most Influential Muslims"

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 Aziz Abu Sarah Biography

Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Explorer and Cultural Educator, as well as a TED Fellow. He cofounded MEJDI Tours, a cultural exploration vehicle for an ever-changing travel market. He has been recognized by the UN World Tourism Organization, UN Alliance of Civilizations, and BMW Group for its innovations in travel and education. In the past, Aziz also served as the Executive Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University (2009-2015), and was the chairman of the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization the Bereaved Families Forum (2006 to 2010).

In the field, Aziz has pioneered and managed projects in conflict resolution and community relations in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington D.C, Colombia, and other sites. He is the co-founder of the “I Am Your Protector” interfaith campaign and the cofounder of Project Amal ou Salam, a grassroots relief organization for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

In the media, Aziz has produced and hosted the National Geographic web series Conflict Zone, a series that explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple perspectives. Aziz has also published articles in the New York Times, National Geographic Travel, Haaretz, Alarabiya and others. 

Aziz has been honored to receive numerous awards, including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, the Silver Rose Award from the European Parliament, the Eisenhower Medallion from People to People International, and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle Eastern Journalism from Search for Common Ground. 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized Aziz Abu Sarah’s work during his speech at the 5th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in February 2013, and the UNAOC and BMW Group awarded him the intercultural innovation award in 2011. and Aziz has been named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for six years running.

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  • Conflict and Global Issues


    • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Stories from the Field
    • Can There be Peace in the Middle East?
    • Conflict Zones: Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and Beyond
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Growing up Palestinian in Israel: One Man’s Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation
    • Making a Difference? The Role of NGOs, Social Enterprises, and Corporations in Communities
    • Stopping Radicalization
    • Conflict 101: Driven by Economics, Politics, or Ideology?
    • ISIS and the Caliphate: Islamic Perspectives
    • The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Field

  • Education and Travel


    • Field Studies and Experiential Learning: Engaging Students in and beyond the Classroom
    • Storytelling as an Educational Tool
    • The Importance of Learning a Second Language
    • Tourism: Destructive or Constructive?
    • Building Global Citizens through Travel and Intercultural Exchange
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion

  • Community and Workplace Relations


    • Creative Strategies for Improving Communication and Handling Conflict in the Workplace
    • Using Business as a Tool for Positive Social Change
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion
    • Community Relations and Community Building in Troubled Times
    • Strategies and Considerations for Law Enforcement/Military Personnel Working in Volatile Communities

  • Religion


    • Interfaith Relations: Challenges and Solutions
    • Forging Social Justice at Home and Abroad
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Oh Brother Where Art Thou? How Christians, Jews, and Muslims Can Work Together
    • Facilitating Prayerful Conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Strategies for Christian Leaders
    • An Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
    • Palestinian Perspectives on Peace in the Middle East
    • Bridging the Divide between Jews and Palestinians

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  • HOW TO BOOK Aziz Abu Sarah?

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Aziz Abu Sarah?

    Booking fees for Aziz Abu Sarah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aziz Abu Sarah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Aziz Abu Sarah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aziz Abu Sarah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aziz Abu Sarah for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aziz Abu Sarah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aziz Abu Sarah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Aziz Abu Sarah

5 out of 5

National Geographic Explorer, Cultural Educator & Peace Activist. Has been included numerous times in Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre's list of "500 Most Influential Muslims"

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Aziz Abu Sarah Biography

Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Explorer and Cultural Educator, as well as a TED Fellow. He cofounded MEJDI Tours, a cultural exploration vehicle for an ever-changing travel market. He has been recognized by the UN World Tourism Organization, UN Alliance of Civilizations, and BMW Group for its innovations in travel and education. In the past, Aziz also served as the Executive Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University (2009-2015), and was the chairman of the joint Israeli-Palestinian organization the Bereaved Families Forum (2006 to 2010).

In the field, Aziz has pioneered and managed projects in conflict resolution and community relations in Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Washington D.C, Colombia, and other sites. He is the co-founder of the “I Am Your Protector” interfaith campaign and the cofounder of Project Amal ou Salam, a grassroots relief organization for Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon.

In the media, Aziz has produced and hosted the National Geographic web series Conflict Zone, a series that explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple perspectives. Aziz has also published articles in the New York Times, National Geographic Travel, Haaretz, Alarabiya and others. 

Aziz has been honored to receive numerous awards, including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, the Silver Rose Award from the European Parliament, the Eisenhower Medallion from People to People International, and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for Middle Eastern Journalism from Search for Common Ground. 

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized Aziz Abu Sarah’s work during his speech at the 5th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in February 2013, and the UNAOC and BMW Group awarded him the intercultural innovation award in 2011. and Aziz has been named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for six years running.

Aziz Abu Sarah Videos

  • Aziz Abu Sarah, Nat Geo Explorer, Co-Founder of Mejdi Tours
    "From Extremism to Inclusion" How hardliners joined the peace process in Northern Ireland
  • Aziz's interview - CANADA - #HUMAN
    Aziz is a Palestinian. His brother was killed in Jerusalem by Israeli soldiers. This event taught him to overcome his anger and made him realize the...
  • For more tolerance, we need more ... tourism?
    Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian activist with an unusual approach to peace-keeping: Be a tourist. The TED Fellow shows how simple interactions with...

Speaker Lists Featuring Aziz Abu Sarah

Aziz Abu Sarah Speaking Topics

  • Conflict and Global Issues


    • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Stories from the Field
    • Can There be Peace in the Middle East?
    • Conflict Zones: Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and Beyond
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Growing up Palestinian in Israel: One Man’s Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation
    • Making a Difference? The Role of NGOs, Social Enterprises, and Corporations in Communities
    • Stopping Radicalization
    • Conflict 101: Driven by Economics, Politics, or Ideology?
    • ISIS and the Caliphate: Islamic Perspectives
    • The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Field

  • Education and Travel


    • Field Studies and Experiential Learning: Engaging Students in and beyond the Classroom
    • Storytelling as an Educational Tool
    • The Importance of Learning a Second Language
    • Tourism: Destructive or Constructive?
    • Building Global Citizens through Travel and Intercultural Exchange
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion

  • Community and Workplace Relations


    • Creative Strategies for Improving Communication and Handling Conflict in the Workplace
    • Using Business as a Tool for Positive Social Change
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion
    • Community Relations and Community Building in Troubled Times
    • Strategies and Considerations for Law Enforcement/Military Personnel Working in Volatile Communities

  • Religion


    • Interfaith Relations: Challenges and Solutions
    • Forging Social Justice at Home and Abroad
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Oh Brother Where Art Thou? How Christians, Jews, and Muslims Can Work Together
    • Facilitating Prayerful Conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Strategies for Christian Leaders
    • An Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
    • Palestinian Perspectives on Peace in the Middle East
    • Bridging the Divide between Jews and Palestinians

FAQs on booking Aziz Abu Sarah

  • How to book Aziz Abu Sarah?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Aziz Abu Sarah for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Aziz Abu Sarah, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Aziz Abu Sarah or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Aziz Abu Sarah?

    Booking fees for Aziz Abu Sarah, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Aziz Abu Sarah, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Aziz Abu Sarah?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Aziz Abu Sarah for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Aziz Abu Sarah for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Aziz Abu Sarah or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Aziz Abu Sarah or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Aziz Abu Sarah is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Aziz Abu Sarah for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Aziz Abu Sarah generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malala Yousafzai, Trita Parsi, Maria Echaveste, Diane Guerrero and Nonie Darwish. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Aziz Abu Sarah for an upcoming event.

Aziz Abu Sarah Speaker Videos

  • Aziz Abu Sarah, Nat Geo Explorer, Co-Founder of Mejdi Tours
    "From Extremism to Inclusion" How hardliners joined the peace process in Northern Ireland
    Aziz's interview - CANADA - #HUMAN
    Aziz is a Palestinian. His brother was killed in Jerusalem by Israeli soldiers. This event taught him to overcome his anger and made him realize the importance of working for peace.
  • For more tolerance, we need more ... tourism?
    Aziz Abu Sarah is a Palestinian activist with an unusual approach to peace-keeping: Be a tourist. The TED Fellow shows how simple interactions with people in different cultures can erode decades of...
    From Revenge to Reconciliation | Nat Geo Live
    In a land shaped by centuries of conflict, Emerging Explorer Aziz Abu Sarah dealt with the death of his brother by working to build bridges between Israelis and Palestinians.

Aziz Abu Sarah Speaking Topics

  • Conflict and Global Issues


    • The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Stories from the Field
    • Can There be Peace in the Middle East?
    • Conflict Zones: Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, and Beyond
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Growing up Palestinian in Israel: One Man’s Journey from Revenge to Reconciliation
    • Making a Difference? The Role of NGOs, Social Enterprises, and Corporations in Communities
    • Stopping Radicalization
    • Conflict 101: Driven by Economics, Politics, or Ideology?
    • ISIS and the Caliphate: Islamic Perspectives
    • The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Field

  • Education and Travel


    • Field Studies and Experiential Learning: Engaging Students in and beyond the Classroom
    • Storytelling as an Educational Tool
    • The Importance of Learning a Second Language
    • Tourism: Destructive or Constructive?
    • Building Global Citizens through Travel and Intercultural Exchange
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion

  • Community and Workplace Relations


    • Creative Strategies for Improving Communication and Handling Conflict in the Workplace
    • Using Business as a Tool for Positive Social Change
    • Facilitating Constructive Conversations on Hot Topic Issues Like Race, Immigration, and Religion
    • Community Relations and Community Building in Troubled Times
    • Strategies and Considerations for Law Enforcement/Military Personnel Working in Volatile Communities

  • Religion


    • Interfaith Relations: Challenges and Solutions
    • Forging Social Justice at Home and Abroad
    • Islam: Religion of Peace or Violence?
    • Oh Brother Where Art Thou? How Christians, Jews, and Muslims Can Work Together
    • Facilitating Prayerful Conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Strategies for Christian Leaders
    • An Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
    • Palestinian Perspectives on Peace in the Middle East
    • Bridging the Divide between Jews and Palestinians

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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