Interviewed in 2005
Palestinian Muslim West Bank/Gaza/E. Jerusalem Born in 1954 Lives in Bethlehem Profession: Co-Director of PRIME and professor at Bethlehem University Works at PRIME (Peace Research Institute in the Middle East) Interviewed by: Joline Makhlouf
Through his work with PRIME, Sami Adwan is pioneering an educational model that enables both Palestinian and Israeli educators to create school history curricula that includes both historical narratives in a single textbook. Sami was born in a village north of Hebron and finished his PhD. in the United States. He has published widely on the role of education in peacebuilding. His encounter with Israeli soldiers while in prison for being a member of Fatah during the first intifada made him realize that denial and avoidance would not help to improve the situtation, but rather discovering the other.