Mohammed Dajani Daoudi

Mohammed Dajani Daoudi

Dr. Mohammed Dajani Daoudi is a Palestinian scholar, peace activist, and the founder of the Wasatia movement, which seeks to promote tolerance, interfaith dialogue, and peaceful coexistence. At the Wasatia Academic Institute, he created an interdisciplinary doctorate program teaching reconciliation, moderation, and ethics. He was previously a political science professor, head of libraries, and founding director of the American Studies Graduate Program at Al-Quds University, and the former Weston Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Dajani gained attention in 2014 when he took Al-Quds University students on a tour of the Auschwitz concentration camp. He has written extensively on Arab culture and politics, including an International Herald Tribune op-ed he co-authored with Robert Satloff about why Palestinians should learn about the Holocaust. Dajani is also the author of numerous books in English and Arabic including “Holocaust Human Agony: Is There a Way Out of Violence?”, “Jerusalem from the Lens of Wasatia”, and “Teaching Moderation and Reconciliation in Midst of Conflict”. He is the founding director of the Jerusalem Studies and Research Institute, chair of the board of directors of the House of Water and Environment in Ramallah, and a member of the board of directors of the YMCA in Jerusalem.