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Middle Eastern Heritage Speakers

Middle Eastern Heritage

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a geopolitical and transcontinental region that, throughout its modern history, has played a large and shifting role in regional and world politics. While many of these nations share a common cultural and linguistic heritage, the Middle East is home to a wide range of diverse religions, ethnicities, cultures, diasporas, and indigenous peoples. Whether they're celebrating their own heritage or are experts in Middle Eastern political and social issues, the journalists, political speakers, celebrities, and activists in this category spark important conversations about immigration, foreign affairs and national security, humanitarian aid, human rights, and cross-cultural communication. Whether you are planning an event for National Arab American Heritage Month (NAAHM), or otherwise looking to honor the contributions of generations of Middle Eastern Americans, these keynote speakers are a great addition to university and heritage events.

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Dennis Prager

Host of the Dennis Prager Radio Show, Co-Founder of Prager University, NY Times Bestselling Author & Columnist

Linda Sarsour
(3 ratings)

Award-Winning Racial Justice & Civil Rights Activist & Community Organizer

Marty Makary, M.D.
(1 rating)

Healthcare Futurist, Johns Hopkins Surgeon & Professor of Public Health

Sara Minkara
(1 rating)

Founder & CEO of Empowerment Through Integration

Dan Abrams
(3 ratings)

Chief Legal Affairs Anchor at ABC News & Founder of Abrams Media

Alaa Murabit
(1 rating)

Award-Winning Medical Doctor, Global Health & Security Strategist, Women’s Rights Advocate, United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth UN SDG Global Advocate

Maysoon Zayid
(4 ratings)

Palestinian-American Actress, Writer, Comedian, Disability & Anti-Cyber Bullying Advocate

Hoda Kotb

Broadcast Journalist, Television Personality, Author & Co-Anchor of "The Today Show"

Joshua Malina
(1 rating)

Actor Known for his roles in "The West Wing" & "Scandal"

Nicholas Burns

Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy & International Politics, Harvard Kennedy School

Ronald W. Zweig

Israeli Historian Specializing in Hebrew & Judaic Studies

Andrea Mitchell

Award-Winning Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at NBC & Host of "Andrea Mitchell Reports"

George Mitchell

Global Diplomat, Peace Negotiator & Leadership Expert; Former Senate Majority Leader Who Enjoyed Bipartisan Respect

Matthew Olsen

Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center; National Security Analyst for ABC News; Harvard Law School Lecturer

Richard Wolffe

Digital Executive, Best-Selling Author & Columnist at The Guardian

Asra Nomani

Journalist & Author, Women's Rights Activist

Fawzia Koofi

Afghan Politician & Women's Rights Activist; Member of Parliament; Vice President of the National Assembly

Trita Parsi

President of the National Iranian American Council & Author of Several Award-Winning Books on US Foreign Policy

Aaron David Miller

Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace