SAT. JAN 16 | Post-Show Discussion with Matt Duss and Bashar Sorri in Conjunction with Peacebuilding
Following the 8:00PM performance, join us for a post-show discussion and talkback with Matt Duss and Bashar Sorri.
Matthew Duss is the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Previously he was a policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, where his work focused on the Middle East and U.S. national security, and director of the Center’s Middle East Progress program. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Nation, Foreign Policy, Politico, the American Prospect, and Democracy. He appears regularly as a commentator on radio and television.
He received an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington.
Bashar Sorri is a lawyer and writer from jerusalem and an "Ambassador" of the Arab Thought Forum's youth program Palestine. He is currently working as a program officer at Cure Violence as part of his Fellowship with the McCain Institute for International Leadership. He has been instrumental in designing a new Cure Violence program focused on creating a network of young people in Palestine who understand that violence is a behavior that can be prevented and which spreads like a contagious disease. He has been involved in many international youth conferences on global peace and fighting extremism, and many peace building activities in the Middle East and Jerusalem.