Alternatives to War: Diplomacy in Theory and Practice

An event to examine the ways in which individuals practice alternatives to war in their daily lives with Dr. Mohammed Abu Nimer on Palestine, Shahrazad Kablan on Libya and others

When: Sunday, March 4th, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Busboys and Poets on 5th&K

Dr. Mohammed Abu-Nimer is an associate professor at the American University’s School of International Service in International Peace and Conflict Resolution in Washington, DC, and Director of the Peacebuilding and Development Institute. Mohammed Abu-Nimer is an expert on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace. He has conducted research on conflict resolution and dialogue for peace among Palestinians and Jews in Israel; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities; interreligious conflict resolution training; interfaith dialogue; and evaluation of conflict resolution programs. As a practitioner, he has been intervening and conducting conflict resolution training workshops in many conflict areas around the world, including: Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Philippines (Mindanao), Sri Lanka, U.S., and other areas.

Shahrazad Kablan is Libyan American who was active in the revolution to topple the 42 years Gaddafi regime. She supported the implementation of the No Fly Zone and the military intervention in Libya. She became the first female anchor in the first non-governmental TV station, LibyaAlahrar TV, which was launched in Doha, Qatar on March 30, 2011. She is in close contact with the newly formed government in Libya and is involved with the Libyan Coordinating Group, the Libya Outreach, and the Libyan Women Alliance.