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Nizar Farsakh, Senior Consultant

Nizar is a trainer on leadership, negotiation and advocacy with extensive experience across the Middle East and North Africa. He has been consulting and training diverse groups, from students, to young professionals, to executives and political figures. Between 2003 and 2008, he advised senior Palestinian officials including the President and Prime Minister.

Nizar was born and raised in Dubai, the U.A.E, studied at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and then worked for ten years in the West Bank, Palestine before immigrating to the US in 2008 to pursue a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. Upon graduation, he became a teaching assistant with renowned leadership professors Marshall Ganz on Public Narrative and Ronald Heifetz on Adaptive Leadership. Nizar subsequently became active in both the Leading Change Network as well as the Adaptive Leadership Network, which bring together hundreds of alums to enhance their impact in government, private and civil society sectors across the globe. Currently, Nizar teaches negotiation at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and is involved in several non-violence initiatives in Palestine/Israel and the US. He is also chair of the board of the Museum of the Palestinian People in Washington D.C.