Josh Weiss
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  • East Longmeadow, MA
  • United States
  • Co-Founder, Global Negotiation…
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Abraham Path Initiative

The Abraham Path Initiative is an NGO seeking to inspire and support the emergence of the Abraham Path -- a permanent cultural route and itinerary running through a number of countries in the Middle East.
Jan 16, 2014
Craig Zelizer liked Josh Weiss's discussion The Abraham Path -- Call for Expressions of Interest for Services of Experts and Support Personnel
Dec 17, 2013
Josh Weiss posted a discussion

The Abraham Path -- Call for Expressions of Interest for Services of Experts and Support Personnel

Expressions of Interest* for Services of Experts and Support PersonnelThe Abraham Path is a long-distance walking trail across the Middle East. The path retraces the cultural memory of the journey of Abraham and his family and celebrates its story of hospitality and kindness to strangers. The Abraham Path Initiative is an international organization cultivating the development of the path along with local and international partner organizations. The initiative is a non-profit, non-religious and…See More
Dec 17, 2013
Maheswar Satpathy replied to Josh Weiss's discussion Negotiation Questionnaire -- anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?
"I will do this weekend...cheers"
Feb 14, 2013
Maheswar Satpathy liked Josh Weiss's discussion Negotiation Questionnaire -- anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?
Feb 14, 2013
Josh Weiss replied to Josh Weiss's discussion Negotiation Questionnaire -- anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?
"Evenlyn, please email at and I will send it to you. Best Josh"
Feb 14, 2013
Josh Weiss replied to Josh Weiss's discussion Negotiation Questionnaire -- anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?
"Thanks Doug.  No I am not a grad student -- thankfully that is many years behind me.  Just doing some research and exploring an issue in negotiation.  Will say hi to Bob for you.  Best Josh"
Feb 14, 2013
Evelyn Vandhana replied to Josh Weiss's discussion Negotiation Questionnaire -- anyone willing to take 20 minutes to respond?
"Hello Josh I would like to. All the best with your research. I just saw this and will send it to you in a while. Best, Evelyn"
Feb 14, 2013

Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am the Co-Founder of the Global Negotiation Initiative at Harvard University and have been in that capacity for 10 years. I am also currently the Managing Director of Abraham's Path Initiative (see that is seeking to create a long distance hiking route in the footsteps of Abraham as a way to bring his descendants together along the path.

I did my undergraduate work at Syracuse University, my Masters at American University in DC, and my Ph.D, at ICAR at George Mason University.

I live in Western Massachusetts and am married with three little daughters.
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individual (student)
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Middle East
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Co-Founder, Global Negotiation Initiative and Managing Director, Abraham's Path Initiative
How many years professional experience do you have ?
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Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy
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Program Administration, Training

Josh Weiss's Blog

Youth Trip on Abraham's Path/Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil this summer in Palestine -- $500 Scholarships available! July 8th to 14th

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 11:30am 1 Comment

A Unique Opportunity

Looking for something out of the ordinary? Something that may change

the way you see the Middle East? We are offering a special opportunity

for a small group of youth from around the world to join the trip of a lifetime!

A one-week cultural immersion and journey through Palestine organized

by the Abraham Path (in Arabic, Masar Ibrahim Al Khalil). A special…

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At 12:57pm on April 1, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Josh,

Happy to visit your profile in peace network. We can be good partners

on common issues.


At 8:33am on November 13, 2009, Sivapalan Sivapirasanth said…
Thanks Joshfor adding me as a friend.
At 10:54pm on July 13, 2009, Luke Stets said…
Hey Josh,
I actually had the good fortune and pleasure of having dinner with both William and Tyler out in Boulder with some friends back during the DNC. They both spoke at length on the project and I'm very keen on finding a way to feature your efforts on one of our future productions inshallah. Keep up the great work!
At 9:27pm on March 17, 2009, Alejandro Collia said…
Yes. We are very interested in opening a chapter here in Buenos Aires. I would like to talk further about the Initiative. As I told you, I am working with a Rabine (from "Fundación Judaica"), a muslim Sheij (from the Argentinian Islamic Center) and members from the Catholic Church (one of them is delegate by the Vatican for interreligious dialogue). They asked me to keep in touch with you in order to know more about the initiative and work in a future on an Abraham Path Initiative here in Argentina.
At 3:28pm on February 7, 2009, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
Violance,war,conflicts,sufferings my desire to see world in peace and non violance has motivated me to join this network."Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world as a family, this was a teaching of our culture and traditional.we created countries,boundries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realise that we are one and we naturaly interconected with each other ,which we can just realise by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any descrimanation,religion,bonundries, equaly for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equaly important,valuble ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violance .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for lookafter the wellbeing of all living life.
i shall be happy if you could include me in your circle of friends
At 9:24am on June 12, 2008, Muhamamd Moosa Rind said…
Dear Josh,
I would like to share with you news and views about that,
We are running self financed library for community and also involved in social activities like intelactual getto gathers, lectures, debating society, peacebuildings walks and celebrating differnt days as per mentioned in UNO charter.
If you like then kindly help to updating our library portions and books as well as library building's. however if you like all or one of them you could select as per your desire.
I think it will be a great step from you towords a nobele cause.

Muhammad Moosa Rind
Karachi, Sindh.
At 9:36am on March 23, 2008, Lee R. Briggs said…
Hey Josh:
How's life? The Abraham Path Initiative sounds very that you brain child? I am currently working for UNDP in Bangladesh, also married with two kids. How do you like the job?

At 8:15pm on February 22, 2008, Craig Zelizer said…
Thanks. Good to see you on the network. I am wondering if perhaps you can post some more information on the Abraham Initiative as I think many people will find it of interest.
At 12:43pm on December 19, 2007, Emmy irobi said…
Josh its nice meeting you on this forum. I wish to thank you for your advise and book you sent to me in Poland. i am now at UCBerkeley doing aresearch on conflict resolution. Wishing you all the best. if there is a room in your team for cooperation always count on my assistance.
emmy irobi

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