Saad Saad, MS
Saad is a member of ACCORD specializing in analyzing and managing cross-cultural conflicts. Saad’s portfolio includes research on Muslim Youth in the United States post 9/11, capacity building work in South Africa, and streamlining access to conflict resolution resources for scholars and practitioners across the Middle East and North Africa.
Saad received a M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. During his studies he completed research at the ICCCR (International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution), was a Research Fellow at AC4 (Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity) and spent a semester with the African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes studying international peace building.
Prior to his graduate studies at Columbia University, Saad founded and operated Grass Masters Landscape Services, a full service landscaping company in South Eastern Michigan for 8 years. During his time in Michigan, he also attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he trained in a variety of academic fields including Psychology, Sociology, Political Science and Middle Eastern Affairs and where he graduated with high distinction.
Saad is the Founder and Director of the Arab Organization for Dialogue, Peace and Collaboration (AODPC). He also teaches “Introduction to Conflict Resolution” at Columbia University’s Summer High School Program. Saad was born and lived in Lebanon for 11 years, and travels regularly to the region.
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