Global Leadership Awards
Noha Khatieb, an Arab educator from Israel, has long been committed to conflict resolution through cross-cultural understanding, and believes that the best place for peace to begin is in school.
As co-principal of a Hand in Hand school, Noha solved multicultural conflicts, organized community activities and led the bilingual focus and humanistic vision of the school.
She now works for Israel’s Ministry of Education as the director of civic and multicultural education. Noha works with both Arab and Jewish schools of all levels, developing curricula that include community involvement, democratic values and shared citizenship with the “other.”
In 2007, along with a delegation of Jewish and Arab women from Israel and participants from South Africa, Noha was invited to Northern Ireland to take part in the Vital Voices Pe