Who We Are


We are a diverse team of academics and practitioners, from across the MENA region and the US. We have in-depth and multi-faceted knowledge of the MENA region, as well as a wide range of topical expertise and skills such as peace and conflict resolution; sustainable development and environmental peacebuilding; gender; youth; and more. We work hand in hand with local communities and resource people in the MENA, and partner with scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in the US and Europe.

Founding Director


Dr. Adina Friedman has over 30 years of experience in conflict resolution and related endeavors, first as a participant in some of the early Arab-Jewish/Israeli peacebuilding programs in the region, and later as the initiator and implementer of many other pioneering projects.