Nizar Farsakh is a trainer, private consultant, and public speaker who focuses his work around leadership, negotiation and advocacy. Between 2003 and 2008 Farsakh served as an adviser to senior Palestinian leaders including President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and various ministries. He is currently involved in several non-violence initiatives in Palestine and the U.S.
Farsakh used to work at the Project On Middle East Democracy in Washington D.C. where he focused on building the advocacy capacity of Arab civil society. Before that he served as the General Director of the PLO Delegation in Washington DC for two years. Nizar holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Masters in International Boundary Studies from King’s College London and BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut.