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Spirituality & Religion


Unique in their ability to enlighten audiences about the issues and challenges facing the worldwide Muslim community, APB's speakers on Islam provide insightful commentary on this globally influential religion. Featuring highly visible activists, writers, scholars, and politicians, these keynote speakers spread a greater understanding of one of the world's most dominant belief systems.


Hamas Whistleblower, Star of the Film The Green Prince & Bestselling Author of Son of Hamas

Mosab Hassan Yousef is the bestselling author of The Son of Hamas, as well as star in the film, The Green Prince which chronicles his intense journey as a spy for the Israeli Shin Bet against Hamas. Yousef’s message has never been...

Filmmaker & Founder, Family Health Alliance

Taraneh Salke is the founder & executive director of Family Health Alliance (FHA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancing women's reproductive health & rights in underdeveloped & resource-poor environments.

Author & Journalist

In suburban America, she lived in two worlds. At home, she was the daughter of the Iranian exile community, serving tea, clinging to tradition, and dreaming of Tehran. Outside, she was a California girl who practiced yoga and listened to Madonna...

Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Iranian Activist & Lawyer

An extraordinary woman of many firsts, Iranian lawyer and activist Ebadi has made history as the first Muslim to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous defense of human rights in Iran. One of the most intelligent, passionate, and...

Journalist & Author

The author of the critically-acclaimed Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, she is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent, and friend of Daniel Pearl. Her character figures prominently in...

Award-Winning Journalist & Author

Robin Wright has reported on numerous wars and revolutions and recently covered foreign policy for The Washington Post. She authored The Last Great Revolution.

Former Malaysian Prime Minister

Speaker Mahathir Bin Mohamad is an expert on Asia and global development, and the former Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress

As co-founder and executive director of the nonprofit American Islamic Congress, speaker Zainab Al-Suwaij works to promote a positive Muslim American voice.

Chair of Arab Studies at the University of Columbia

Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Chair in Arab Studies at Columbia University. Khalidi is past President of the Middle East Studies Association, and is President of the American Committee on Jerusalem, and editor of the Journal of Palestine...

Founder of the Arab American Institute

Speaker James Zogby is founder and president of Arab American Institute and hosts the award-winning Viewpoint with James Zogby.

Nobel Prize Winning Human Rights Activist & Journalist

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist and the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. As the international face of the Yemeni uprising of 2011, she was instrumental in helping shape and give voice to the Arab...

Victim of Post-9/11 Shooting Spree & Peace Activist

Rais Bhuiyan has a remarkable story — one that continually inspires people from around the globe to interview him about his campaign, World Without Hate. Bhuiyan’s story took root in Bangladesh and grew from seeds planted by his parents and...

Former Pakistan Ambassador to the United States

Husain Haqqani served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008-2011 and is widely credited with managing a difficult partnership during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism.

International Bestselling Author & Founder of Moral Courage TV

In her internationally acclaimed work, Prof. 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 University of Southern California, Prof. Manji is an...

Former U.S. Diplomat & Director of Global Engagement at the White House

A twelve-year U.S. Diplomat turned entrepreneur, Brett Bruen comes with extensive and dynamic experience. After advocating for entrepreneurs in the White House, Bruen decided to acknowledge the passion he had for entrepreneurship and start up a...

Social Worker, Activist & Author

Maryum Ali, affectionately known as May May, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and is the eldest child of boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s nine children.

President Obama’s Senior White House Advisor on ISIS and the Middle East

Internationally acknowledged as one of the most respected experts on the Middle East, Robert Malley was among the Obama administration’s most trusted national security advisors, rising to become Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and...

U.S. Marine Veteran & Muslim Youth Leader

Mansoor Shams is a U.S. Marine Veteran, business owner, and Muslim youth leader. Mansoor served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of corporal.

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