Sami Awad serves as Co-Director of Nonviolence International. He is based in Bethlehem, Palestine where he has been a leading advocate of nonviolent resistance to occupation and inspirational leader for building a shared future of Palestinians and Israelis based on equality and human rights.  Sami founded the Holy Land Trust in 1995 to work for a nonviolent future of Palestinian justice. At Nonviolence International, Sami leads our training and education programs on nonviolence that includes a focus on trauma resilience and leadership development.  He also leads our communications and development departments.  He is a graduate of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Department of the American University School of International Service. He is an author and well known inspirational speaker in many venues around the world.

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