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Award-Winning Author & Curator
Samina Ali is an award-winning author, curator, and popular speaker. Her debut novel, Madras on Rainy Days , was the winner of France’s prestigious Prix Premier Roman Etranger Award and a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award in Fiction.
Political Economist & Professor, Brown University
Acclaimed for his bold prediction that Europe’s turn to austerity would end badly (it did) and then predicting (very early) both Donald Trump’s victory and Brexit, Brown University professor Mark Blyth continues to pinpoint the key forces that shape our economic futures.
Director of Global Engagement at the White House
A U.S. Diplomat turned entrepreneur, Brett Bruen comes with dynamic experience. After advocating for entrepreneurs in the White House, Bruen acknowledged his passion and started his own business.
Award-Winning Lawyer Specializing in International Law & Human Rights
Amal represents clients before international courts including the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Afghan American Actress & Activist
Azita Ghanizada began her journey to the U.S. as a political refugee when her family fled Afghanistan, where they gained asylum. It was the world of TV that captured her imagination and set her on a strictly tabooed path for a girl from Afghanistan.
Specialist in China’s Belt & Road Initiative & Trade Strategy
With China on track to overtake America’s global dominance, there is no better analyst of the economic, political and trade implications than acclaimed international relations specialist and author Sarwar Kashmeri.
Acclaimed Author & Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post
Yaakov Katz is Editor-in-Chief of The Jerusalem Post and author of Shadow Strike – Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power.
Author & Founder of Moral Courage TV
Professor Irshad Manji role models the key teaching of moral courage: that doing the right thing in the face of our fears makes us whole. A senior fellow at the USC, she is an educator at heart.
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