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Dr. Mubarak Awad

Dr. Mubarak Awad

Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019

A prominent Palestinian-American advocate for nonviolent resistance to the Israeli occupation. Awad was a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience during the First Intifada, was arrested by Israel many times, and was deported by the Israeli government in 1988. He was the founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in 1983, the Holy Land Trust in Bethlehem, Palestine through family members, and the Washington, DC-based Nonviolence International in 1989. As of 2015, he served as an Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at The American University in Washington, D.C.  

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