17th Annual Tachmindji Event for
Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding
Sunday, October 29, 2017 — 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Honoring 25 Years of Seeds of Peace:
Young Peacebuilders Across the Globe
This event features young peacebuilders from the “Seeds of Peace” organization, which inspires and cultivates new generations of global leaders in communities divided by conflict. Seeds of Peace encompasses 6,558 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the United States. They equip exceptional youth and educators with the skills and relationships they need to accelerate social, economic, and political changes essential for peace. This event includes presentations, moderator’s response, discussion, and a reception.
Aaron David Miller
Aaron David Miller is Vice-President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in DC. For two decades he served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser on Middle Eastern issues to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State. From 2003-06 he served as president of Seeds of Peace. He has written five books, including The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President (Palgrave, 2014).
Mahmoud Jabari (Palestinian)
Mahmoud Jabari attended the Seeds of Peace Camp in 2007. He is a Graduate Student at the Fletcher School at Tufts University where his focus is on International Business Relations and Political Economy. Recently he finished a one-year post as an Economic Development Associate at the Office of the Quartet in Jerusalem, where he managed engagement with the Palestinian private sector, international development organizations and Palestinian Authority institutions.
Doron Shapir (Israeli)
Doron Shapir studies International and Global Studies and Business at Brandeis University, where he received the Malkin Scholarship that fosters greater understanding and co-existence in Israel and the United States. He attended the Seeds of Peace Camp in 2008, and in 2009 he took part in the LEAD program, which empowers Israeli leaders for the future. In 2010, he studied at the Loomis Chaffee School in the U. S. with a full scholarship.
The event and reception are free and open to the public through a generous endowment from Diane Tachmindji.
American University, School of International Service
Nebraska Ave. NW and New Mexico Ave. NW, Washington D.C.
(free parking beneath SIS building)