Aziz Abu Sarah
Aziz Abu Sarah is an author, entrepreneur, cultural educator, and international speaker. A Palestinian raised in Jerusalem, he co-founded MEJDI Tours - originators of the Dual Narrative™ and is a leader in the field of socially-conscious travel. He has worked in 60 countries, and served as Executive Director at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Aziz’s educational and conflict resolution work has earned him the titles of National Geographic Explorer and TED Fellow. Aziz is co-author of the publication, Strangers, Neighbors, Friends: Muslim-Christian-Jewish Reflections on Compassion and Peace, and his new book, Crossing Boundaries - A Traveler’s Guide To World Peace, was released in 2020. Aziz is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education, and the Eliav-Sartawi Award for his Middle Eastern Journalism. He was named one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the World by the Royal Strategic Centre in Jordan, and in 2018, Aziz broke boundaries when he announced his candidacy for Mayor of Jerusalem.