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Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit

Keynote Speaker: Architect of the Sustainable Development Goals, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Gates Foundation Director & UN High level Commissioner

Alaa Murabit Biography

A leading peace and security, sustainable development, global health and gender equity expert, Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, UN High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment, & Economic Growth, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary-General. She is Director of Global Policy, Advocacy, and Communications at the Gates Foundation. With 14 years of experience, Murabit co-architected the Sustainable Development Goals and has shaped policies in 193 countries and impacted billions of lives. A 2024 TIME100 honoree, she was recently named a Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, 2021 Harvard Radcliffe Fellow, and 2022 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader for her work at the intersections of global security, health, gender, faith leadership, and sustainability.

Murabit founded Voice of Libyan Women at 21 in 2011. Her leadership in bringing coalitions of faith actors together to challenge the suppression of women's rights perpetuated by religious text interpretations, particularly in conflict and fragile settings, was cited as a “turning point in women’s rights globally” by Human Rights Watch. Her TED Talk, "What My Religion Really Says About Women," viewed seven million times, was selected as Talk of the Day, one of four moving TED Talks by The New York Times, and one of 12 TED Talks That Define the Future of Feminism.

Recently named a Harvard Radcliffe Fellow for her work “Architects of Peace: Redefining the Role of Women in Today’s Growing Security Agenda.” Murabit is an MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, Malala Fund board member & Gavi alternate board member. She served as executive director of Phase Minus 1, providing thought leadership in inclusive security and emerging security threats from 2016 to 2020. In 2019 she founded Co-agency, an accelerator for emerging women’s leadership in security, health, peacebuilding, and policy.

Murabit is the recipient of 100+ honors and awards, including TIME100, Canadian Meritorious Service Cross, New York Times TrustWomen Hero, BBC Top 100, Forbes 30 Under 30, Nelson Mandela International Change-maker, 2019 Top 20 Most Influential People in Gender Equality Policy globally, Harvard Law Woman Inspiring Change, a 100 Most Influential Women in History by the Canadian Government, Canada’s 2021 Woman of Impact, 2021 CNN Leader, 2021 Wikipedia Global Leader, 2022 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, 2023 Vanity Fair Global Goals Leader.

Murabit has an M.D. from the University of Zawia and an MSc in Intl Strategy and Diplomacy (distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Alaa Murabit Speaking Topics

Popular Presentation Topics

  • Equitable healthcare
  • Gender equality/women's rights
  • Inclusive security
  • Leadership
  • Sustainability
  • Tech for good
  • ESG
  • Education
  • Bio-innovation

Alaa Murabit Videos

Dr. Alaa Murabit
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What topics does Alaa Murabit speak about?

Alaa Murabit is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Security & Defense, Middle Eastern Heritage, Influential Women, Overcoming Adversity, Empowerment, Female Leadership, Women's Rights, Faith & Religion, Women's Empowerment, Social Activism, Gender Equity, Women, Government, World Affairs, Political, TED, Non-Profit & Association, Business Ethics, Culture, Business, Business Leadership, Sustainability, Business Growth, Environment, Ethics & Integrity, Corporate Strategy and Geopolitics.

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Alaa Murabit generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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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. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. 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, Amanda Nguyen and Sylvia Acevedo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Alaa Murabit for an upcoming event.

Alaa Murabit Speaking Topics

  • Popular Presentation Topics

    • Equitable healthcare
    • Gender equality/women's rights
    • Inclusive security
    • Leadership
    • Sustainability
    • Tech for good
    • ESG
    • Education
    • Bio-innovation

Alaa Murabit Videos

Dr. Alaa Murabit
Wait Just a Minute: Dr. Alaa Murabit
Alaa Murabit SXSW EDU Keynote | Who Has the Right to Education ...
Dr. Alaa Murabit, in Conversation
What Islam really says about women | Alaa Murabit

Alaa Murabit Reviews

  • The AAE Team worked hard to make sure we were able to hold our event, I appreciate the efforts!
    The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences - Jun 08 2018

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