Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Professor Mohammed Abu-Nimer specialises in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at the American University's School of International Service. He is also a Senior Advisor at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID).



Dr Mohammed Abu-Nimer is the founder of Salam Institute for Peace and Justice and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development.

He holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and is a recognised expert on evaluation, conflict resolution, dialogue, peacebuilding, and development.

Professor Abu-Nimer has worked for over three decades in a number of areas, including:

  • dialogue and peacebuilding in the Middle East region;
  • the application of conflict resolution models in Muslim communities;
  • inter-religious conflict resolution training;
  • interfaith dialogue;
  • civic education;
  • and evaluation of conflict resolution programs.

In the past decade, Professor Abu-Nimer has been working on linking religious institutions and policy makers in governmental and intergovernmental agencies such as the UN and the EU in an effort to promote peace and reconciliation.

He has also conducted numerous peace education and interfaith dialogue programs with Muslim and Christian leaders in both Niger and Chad.

Professor Abu-Nimer has conducted training workshops and courses all over the world, working in conflict zones such as Sri Lanka, Mindanao (Philippines), Palestine, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Chad, Niger, Kurdistan (Iraq). He has also delivered talks and training in the United States and Europe.

I am interested in participating in the conference because I think that chaplaincy on campus and in higher education can play an important role in building harmony and genuine diversity and inclusivity in an academic environment

Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Selected publications

  • Abu-Nimer, M. and Gerrard, M. (2018) Making Peace with Faith: The Challenges of Religion and Peacebuilding. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Abouaoun, E., Abu-Nimer, M. and Salamey, I. (eds.) (2017) Post-Conflict Power-Sharing Agreements: Options for Syria. London: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Abu-Nimer, M. and Augsburger, D. (eds.) (2009) Peace-Building By, Between and Beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians. New York: Lexington
  • Abu-Nimer, M., Khoury, A. and Welty, E. (2007) Unity in Diversity: Interfaith Dialogue in the Middle East. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace
  • Abu-Nimer, M. (2003) Nonviolence and Peacebuilding in Islamic: Theory and Practice. Gainesville, FL.: University Press of Florida

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