Contributor Profile

Aziz Abu Sarah

Job TitleFounder & CEO

Company NameMejdi Tours

About

Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Explorer and Cultural Educator, as well as a TED Fellow. He is the co-founder of MEJDI Tours, a social enterprise focused on introducing multi-narrative cultural education and responsible business practices to the travel industry. In the past, Aziz also served as the Executive Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University (2009-2015). 

Aziz has been honored to receive numerous awards, including the Goldberg Prize for Peace in the Middle East from the Institute of International Education.  United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized Aziz Abu Sarah’s work during his speech at the 5th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations in February 2013, and the UNAOC and BMW Group awarded him the intercultural innovation award in 2011. and Aziz has been named one of the “500 Most Influential Muslims” by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre for nine years running.

Conference Sessions

  • Travel Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:305 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people,  One of the great benefits of travel and ...

    • Language: English