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Who is The Peace Project?

The Peace Project was founded in 2017 to combat disinformation and misunderstanding in the face of increasing hate and racism in the United States. We have since continued to expand our mission with new initiatives and directives, all centered around one mission: understanding and neutralizing hate.

OUR MISSION

“The Peace Project ends hatred through rigorous research, collaboration with influential leaders, and change-promoting communications aimed at the perpetrators, bystanders and victims of hateful speech and action.”

THE HATE-FREE INITATIVE

In 2020, with the lessons we had learned in pursuit of The Hate-Free Initiative, we launched the Uyghur Initiative to help the minority Uyghur population in Xinjiang China push back against what can only be called an ongoing genocide. This is the ultimate consequence of hatred unchecked. With enhanced knowledge about abusive use of technology, disinformation campaigns and the roots of oppressive minority policies, we are well equipped to be a partner for change as we work with Uyghur peoples and allies alike.

The BERLIN/BEIJING COALITION

2021 has seen The Peace Project further our goals as we are a key member of the Berlin/Beijing coalition. We are partnering with Campaign for Uyghurs, Jewish World Watch and Jewish Movement for Uyghur Freedom to use a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics as a platform for educating the public about propaganda and genocide. We engage world leaders to courageously stand up to the People’s Republic of China and hold them accountable for their Uyghur abuses while also ending their harsh treatment of the Uyghur people.

We continue to foster a world in which every human being enjoys the inherent right to peaceful freedom of conscience without oppression.

key people

Faysal Sohail, Board Chairman
Faysal Sohail is the Institute’s Board chair and founding member. Faysal is a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, founding member of Presidio Partners, and Congressionally awarded entrepreneur and philanthropist. For over thirty years Faysal has invested globally in non-profit education, health, and human rights organizations – building these organizations from the ground up to multi-million dollar ventures. He’s a founding member of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Global Lawyers for Refugees, and this Institute. Faysal is committed to building this Institute into a leading human rights organization dedicated to universal religious freedom and human equality.
DR. FATIMAH FANUSIE, ADVISORY BOARD 
Dr. Fatimah Fanusie is a Twentieth Century U.S. Historian and Lecturer whose work is at the heart of an evolving reappraisal of the study of African American Islam, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and African Diaspora culture.
Atif mian, advisory board
Atif Mian is John H. Laporte, Jr. Class of 1967 Professor of Economics, Public Policy and Finance at Princeton University, and Director of the Julis Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance at the Woodrow Wilson School. He holds a bachelors degree in Mathematics with Computer Science and Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. Prior to joining Princeton in 2012 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago Booth School of business
DR. CRAIG CONSIDINE, Advisory Board
Dr. Craig Considine is currently a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Rice University. Considine’s research interests include American religious pluralism, American Muslim experiences, Islamophobia, American identity, Christian-Muslim relations, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Pakistani diaspora, Irish identity, and the ethnic vs. civic nation dichotomy. He holds a PhD from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), an MSc from the University of London (England), and a BA from American University Washington, DC. Considine is a native of Needham, Massachusetts.
Sabrina Sohail, Executive Director
Sabrina Sohail is currently the Executive Director of The Peace Project. Her background in Psychology, social work, and healthcare has cultivated her passion for understanding and countering the underlying causes of dehumanization and radicalization.

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