“Women, Islam, and the Middle East”
Oct 13 2016 7pm - 9pm
Zainab Salbi, 2016 Carol Hoffmann Collins Global Scholar-in-Residence
Please join us for a public lecture with Zainab Salbi, Iraqi-American humanitarian, author, and media personality, who has dedicated herself to women’s rights and freedom.
Salbi is the founder of Women for Women International, a humanitarian organization for women survivors of wars. Under her leadership, the organization helped more than 400,000 women and distributed $100 million in aid and microcredit to help them rebuild their lives.
Author and activist
Salbi is the author of several books, including her best-selling memoir, Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing up in the Shadow of Saddam, about being the daughter of Saddam Hussein’s personal pilot.
She is the creator and host of the Nida’a Show, a ground-breaking talk show focused on women that airs in 22 countries in the Arab world. She is editor-at-large for Women in the World, a news platform produced in collaboration with the New York Times.
Salbi has been included in numerous most influential women lists, including those of Fortune, Newsweek, and The Guardian. She was also featured in the documentary Makers: Women Who Make America that aired on PBS in 2011.