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Mubarak Awad is a Palestinian-American psychologist and an advocate of nonviolent resistance. Awad was born in 1943 in Jerusalem. He became a refugee in 1948 when his father was killed during the Arab-Israeli War. In the 1960s, he moved to the U.S. to study at the Mennonite Bluffton University and received a BA in social work and sociology. He went on to obtain a MS in education from Saint Francis University and his PhD in psychology from the International Graduate School of Saint Louis University. In 1983, Awad returned to Jerusalem and established the Palestinian Centre for the Study of Nonviolence. In 1989, Awad founded Nonviolence International, which is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council. His organization aims to promote nonviolence action and seek to reduce the use of violence worldwide. Photo courtesy of http://littletownofbethlehem.org/files/2011/07/Mubarak_Awad.jpg
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