Abdul Aziz Said

Abdul Aziz Said is the senior ranking professor at American University and the first occupant of the endowed Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace. He founded the American University Center for Global Peace which undertakes a wide range of activities domestically and internationally aimed at advancing our understanding of world peace. He is the founding director of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Division, in the School of International Service at American University. 

Professor Said is a frequent lecturer and participant in national and international peace conferences and dialogues and is deeply involved with a number of professional associations and Service Academies. His past and current public service includes consulting the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Defense, the United Nations and the White House Committee on the Islamic World.  He advises and serves on the Board of Directors for various international non-governmental organizations including Search for Common Ground, Global Education Associates, the National Peace Foundation, PAX International, International Youth Advocate Program, The Omega Institute, Nonviolence International, the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, and the Jones International University-University of the Web. He also serves on the editorial boards of Human Rights Quarterly and Peace Review. He served as advisor to the Democratic Principles Working Group of the United States Department of State’s “Future of Iraq Project” in 2002-2003 and was an advisor to the members of the Iraqi Governing Council.

Professor Said has authored, co-authored, co-edited and edited more than seventeen books, including: Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Publishers, November 2008), Contemporary Islam: Dynamic, not Static, Peace (Routledge Publishers, August 2006) and Conflict Resolution in Islam: Precept and Practice (University Press of America, 2001), Cultural Diversity and Islam (University Press of America, 2003), Concepts of International Politics in Global Perspective (Prentice Hall: 1963, 1970, 1979, and 1995), Human Rights and World Order (Transaction Books/Praeger, 1978), Ethnicity in an International Context (Transaction Books, 1976), The New Sovereigns: Multinational Corporations as World Powers (Prentice-Hall, 1971), Theory of International Relations: The Crisis of Relevance (Prentice-Hall, 1968), Ethnicity and U.S. Foreign Policy (Praeger: 1977 and 1980) and articles on various aspects of world politics.Abdul Aziz Said, professor at American University, Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace, and founder of American University Center for Global Peace. A consultant to the US Department of State, the Department of Defense, the United Nations and the White House Committee on the Islamic World, he has authored over seventeen books, including: Islam and Peacemaking in the Middle East (Lynne Rienner Publishers, November 2008). 

The Whole World Needs the Whole World

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September 11, 2001 is more than a tragic event of death and destruction. It is an advent of transformation into a new consciousness. We are at the conjunction of two perspectives. One is the emotional perspective, the perspective that all was peaceful and well. “Why did this tragedy happen? Our peace has been shattered.”