TRENDS and American Jewish Committee Discuss Enhancing Research Collaborations in Support of Human Fraternity
TRENDS Research and Advisory
discussed with the American Jewish Committee (AJC) ways to enhance research,
scientific and knowledge cooperation between the two sides to support the
principles of human fraternity and acceptance of the other. The Two sides
discussed the spread of a culture of peace, tolerance and the values of
coexistence, in addition to rejecting hate speech, extremism, violence and
The two sides attended the discussion
panel held by TRENDS Research and Advisory at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi, in
the presence of retired Ambassador Mark Sievers, Director of the American
Jewish Committee and member of the Sydney Lerner Center for Arab-Jewish
Understanding. The discussion was attended by a number of young experts and
researchers who participated in the session.
Dr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO
of TRENDS Research and Advisory, stressed that the most important thing than
peace processes and the dissemination of moderate thought is the sustainability
of peace itself. This is definitely not an easy ride or automatically
achievable task. Rather, it requires a strong will, courage, continuous effort to
achieve it and benefit from its final outcome. Scientific research seeks to achieve stability
and sustainable development and by extension plays an effective role in
sustaining the principles of peace, tolerance and coexistence. Scientific
research and studies promote the importance of human fraternity, so that
societies and peoples may enjoy the fruits of lasting peace.
Dr. Al-Ali indicated that
spreading the culture of peace is at the forefront of TRENDS Center’s priorities
and its interests. It is a mission aimed at spreading the values of tolerance,
promoting world peace, through solid research and credible studies by young
researchers to whom the TRENDS Center pays pay great attention as future
leaders. Youth are the most capable people of advocating peace, tolerance and
Dr. Al-Ali stated that TRENDS'
mission and research strategy seek to provide a better understanding and more
accurate analysis of the various issues and developments in the world and
foresee their future. This includes peace processes that enhance regional and
Retired Ambassador Mark Sievers, director
of the American Jewish Committee and a member of the Sidney Lerner Center for
Arab-Jewish Understanding, said peace and stability need constructive dialogue
that supports understanding and acceptance of the other. He stressed the need
to focus on ways to promote mutual understanding, peacemaking and bridging
Ambassador Mark explained that
young people play a major role in achieving world peace, which emphasizes the
importance of empowering them to solve political, socio-economic and cultural
problems. He said are represent the key pillar for building sustainable peace,
advocating tolerance and leading the change for a sustainable secure future.
Ambassador Mark praised TRENDS
Center’s research efforts and the global vision it holds, in addition to its
role of promoting the values of peace and tolerance. HE Ambassador Mark
referred to the activities, events, conferences and publications of the Center,
which dealt with the Abraham Accords and the prospects for peace in the region.
He indicated that the Center offers a unique model for scientific research and
its importance and stressed the significance of opening the potential for
research cooperation between various research and think tanks around the world.
He said that this approach contributes
to the transfer of knowledge and promotes the values of peace and stability.