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Mohammed S. Dajani

Weston Fellow

Mohammed S. Dajani, Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute, founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem.

Areas of Expertise

Palestinians, Arab and Islamic Politics, Arab-Israeli Relations, Democracy and Reform

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Biography

Mohammed S. Dajani is the inaugural Weston Fellow at The Washington Institute. Founder of the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam, he previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem and served a visiting fellow at the Institute in 2012.

A Jerusalem-born scholar and peace activist, Dr. Dajani holds doctorate degrees from the University of Texas and University of South Carolina. 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, Jerusalem. He has written extensively on Arab culture and politics, including an International Herald Tribune op-ed he co-authored with Washington Institute executive director Robert Satloff titled “Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust.”

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Languages Spoken / Read

  • Arabic

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