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Sarah Basha

Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Mediator

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Sarah Basha brings a background in conflict analysis to her current work: educating Muslim advocacy groups, lawmakers, and officials about policy and legislation related to American Muslims.


Sarah Basha is co-founder and President of a Washington DC based non-profit devoted to conflict resolution, routinely designing simulation based training workshops for clients such as the Department of State, the US Army and various media and academic institutions. She also heads up a for-profit, women-owned small business that assists the Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration in team-building and problem solving. Sarah currently serves on the Board of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, helping to ensure underserved communities retain their rights and access to key statewide services. She has also served on the Board of The Women's Center (2007-2009), the largest provider of mental health counseling, support and education for women and families in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

Sarah obtained three undergraduate degrees simultaneously from Southern Methodist University in Economics, Political Science and International Studies. She also holds a Master's degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and is a Certified Mediator in the state of Virginia. Her professional career includes the political arena, where she worked on campaigns and led statewide civic engagement and PAC activities for a national organization focused on empowering the American Muslim community. She has also served as a Communications and Policy Director in the nation's capital for a US foreign policy think tank centered around affairs of the Middle East and South Asia. 


  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy

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Interfaith Relations, Health, Women's Issues

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