Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit

Keynote Speaker: UN High-Level Commissioner on Health & Economic Growth; Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocate

Alaa Murabit Biography

Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, Canadian Meritorious Service Cross recipient, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth. In 2016, she founded a global Mentorship Programme for emerging leaders and co-founded The Omnis Institute, an independent non-profit organization committed to challenging critical global issues through the empowerment of emerging local leaders, and became the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1, which provides thought leadership in conflict resolution and inclusive security. Murabit previously founded and spearheaded The Voice of Libyan Women at the age of 21.

Her efficacy in security, health policy, and sustainable development was recognized in 2018 by Women of Influence, as she was named one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women. She also received the 2018 Nelson Mandela International Changemaker Award by The Nelson Mandela Family and PTTOW and the BlogHer 2018 Voice of the Year Award by Sheknows Media.

In 2017, Murabit was named a Forbes 30 Under 30, Aspen Institute Spotlight Scholar, and Bay St. Bull Canada's 30x30. Her leadership in global policy and in elevating the role of women, particularly young, minority women, on global platforms was recognized by Harvard Law who named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change.

Murabit completed high school in Saskatoon, Canada at the age of 15 and moved to Zawia, Libya where she enrolled in medical school and founded VLW at the age of 21. With a strong focus on challenging societal and cultural norms, Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. Her programs, such as the groundbreaking “Noor Campaign” are replicated internationally. Her TED Talk, released in July 2015, “What my religion really says about women” was selected as the TED Talk of the Day and one of four moving TED Talks you should watch right now by The New York Times.

Nicknamed “The Libyan Doogie Howser” by Jon Stewart and applauded for her innovative approach to security, she serves as an advisor to numerous international security boards, think tanks and organizations, including the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (women, peace, and security), UN Women Global Advisory Board, and the Council on Foreign Relations. An Ashoka fellow, she is the youngest recipient of the Marisa Bellisario International Humanitarian Award by the Italian Government, was named the “International Trust Women Hero 2014” by The New York Times, "One of 25 women under 25 to watch" by Newsweek, a "100 Top Woman" by the BBC and the SAFE Global Hero.

Murabit was nominated to address the UN General Assembly multiple times, including during the Commission on the Status of Women opening session, and was nominated to address the UN Security Council during the 15 year anniversary of Resolution 1325.

Murabit completed her medical degree at the University of Zawia and went on to complete her Masters in International Strategy and Diplomacy with Distinction at the London School of Economics.

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Alaa Murabit Videos

Alaa Murabit SXSW EDU Keynote | Who Has the Right to Education ...
Dr. Alaa Murabit, in Conversation
Alaa Murabit - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters ...

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Who is the agent for Alaa Murabit?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alaa Murabit for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alaa Murabit for your next private or corporate function.

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Alaa Murabit is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Security & Defense, Middle Eastern Heritage and Influential Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alaa Murabit for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Alaa Murabit generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shiza Shahid, Dr. Tererai Trent and Ibtihaj Muhammad. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alaa Murabit for an upcoming event.

Alaa Murabit Videos

Alaa Murabit SXSW EDU Keynote | Who Has the Right to Education ...
Dr. Alaa Murabit, in Conversation
Alaa Murabit - Leaders Summit 2016 - Day 1 at UN Headquarters ...
Alaa Murabit: How I Conducted the Largest-Ever Campaign in Libya ...
Alaa Murabit - Arming Women for Peace in Libya

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How to book Alaa Murabit?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Alaa Murabit for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Alaa Murabit, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Alaa Murabit or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Alaa Murabit?

Booking fees for Alaa Murabit, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Alaa Murabit, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Alaa Murabit?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Alaa Murabit for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Alaa Murabit for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Alaa Murabit or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Alaa Murabit or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Alaa Murabit is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Security & Defense, Middle Eastern Heritage and Influential Women. The estimated speaking fee range to book Alaa Murabit for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $20,000 - $30,000. Alaa Murabit generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Shiza Shahid, Dr. Tererai Trent and Ibtihaj Muhammad. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alaa Murabit for an upcoming event.

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