'Muslim Visionary' Manal Omar to Speak at MPAC Convention
October 26, 2011
Named one of the Top 500 World’s Most Influential Arabs by Arabia Business Power in 2011, one of the 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World by Georgetown University and the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre in 2009 and one of the 10 young visionaries shaping Islam in America by Islamic Magazine in 2007, Manal Omar will join the exciting lineup of speakers for MPAC's 11th Annual Convention, "Spring Forward: America's Role in A Changing World."
"Manal Omar captures the complex reality of living and working in war-torn Iraq, a reality that tells the story of love and hope in the midst of bombs and explosions," said Zainab Salbi, founder and CEO of Women for Women International.
Omar currently serves as the director of Iraq, Iran and North African programs under the Center for Post-conflict Peace and Stability Operations at the United States Institute of Peace. She is also on the board of directors of Women Without Borders, an organization that supports women around the globe as they aim for inclusion and participation for all women.
MPAC is honored to have such an accomplished activist with more than 15 years of experience working in the field of women's rights, peace building, humanitarian aid and development join us for the convention. Her dedication to creating dialogue on current events in the Muslim world when it comes to women's rights will be an asset to the discussion about the Arab Spring and the changing world.
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-- Miriam Baha
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