Omar Barghouti (2017)

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian human rights defender. He is a co-founder of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a Master’s Degree in Philosophy (Ethics) from Tel Aviv University. He is the author of BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights . His commentaries and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Newsweek the Guardian, Politico, and on Bloomberg TV, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, among others.  He spoke at Yale University in 2013.

Video of Omar Barghouti’s Gandhi Peace Award Speech

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