Hind Kabawat is the director of interfaith peacebuilding at the Centre for World Religions and Diplomacy and a member of the High Negotiations Committee (HNC) for Syria in Geneva. Presently, she is a deputy to the ambassador in the HNC office in Geneva. She was previously a senior program officer in United States Institutes of Peace, and prior to that she was the international counsel at Janssen and Associates, an international law firm in Toronto, Canada. Kabawat has led a variety of public diplomacy efforts in recent years in Syria to promote interfaith tolerance, cooperation, modernization, and reform, as well as educational innovations in conflict resolution and diplomacy education. She was awarded in 2007 the Peacemakers in Action Award from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding in New York, and also the Public Diplomacy Award from George Mason University's Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict in 2009. In 2009, she was a member of the Future of the Middle East World Economic Forum at the Davos Economic Forum. She was also a founding member of the Syrian Centre of Dialogue and the CEO of "Tastakel," a women's learning center for the refugees in Turkey and tastakel women's center in Jarjanaz, Idlib, Syria.
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