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Zainab Al-Suwaij

Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress

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Zainab Al-Suwaij Biography

Ms. Al-Suwaij is the co-founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress (AIC), a nonprofit established in the wake of the September 11 attacks to build interfaith understanding; mobilize a moderate voice in the American Muslim community; and promote civil rights in the Muslim world.

Al-Suwaij’s personal mission is to promote a positive Muslim-American voice that strengthens interfaith relations and addresses the many challenges in the Muslim world.

Al-Suwaij was born in Basra, Iraq, in 1971. After participating in the failed 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein (an experience she recounted in a memoir for The New Republic), she fled to the United States. The granddaughter of Basra’s leading cleric, she is a Hashemite, a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Suwaij characterizes her personal religious beliefs as a hybrid of traditional and progressive.

Al-Suwaij leads interfaith and tolerance programs for mosques, churches, synagogues, colleges and high schools. She has developed classroom curricula; works with the Anti-Defamation League; and serves on Connecticut’s Hate Crimes Advisory Board. She is a board member of George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution and has been named an Ambassador for Peace by the Interreligious Federation for World Peace.

Al-Suwaij has testified to the Senate; briefed the President and Secretary of State; and works with Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, and Hartford Courant. Al-Suwaij has been interviewed on NPR, CNN, Fox, and Al-Jazeera. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and many other campuses. She spoke alongside George Clooney at a massive April 2006 rally to Save Darfur in Washington, DC.

Since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Al-Suwaij has been working in Iraq to strengthen women’s rights and help rebuild the Iraqi education system. She led the Iraqi Women’s Educational Institute, which trained female civil society activists in principles of democracy and civic leadership. Al-Suwaij co-founded the Iraqi Women Higher Counsel – which successfully lobbied the Iraqi Interim Governing Council to mandate 25% of parliamentary seats for women.

Al-Suwaij’s latest initiative is HAMSA, a project that unites Americans to support human rights activists in the Middle East. She helped launch an essay contest for young Middle Easterners on the importance of individual rights, serving on a judging panel with Azar Nafisi, and Gloria Steinem. Al-Suwaij also directs the AIC’s Washington office, promoting a progressive Muslim agenda to political leaders and policy makers.

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Speaking Topics
  • The American Muslim Community

  • Human rights and civil rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Womens rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Interfaith dialogue and countering anti-Muslim rhetoric

  • Iraq

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Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress

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Zainab Al-Suwaij Biography

Ms. Al-Suwaij is the co-founder and Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress (AIC), a nonprofit established in the wake of the September 11 attacks to build interfaith understanding; mobilize a moderate voice in the American Muslim community; and promote civil rights in the Muslim world.

Al-Suwaij’s personal mission is to promote a positive Muslim-American voice that strengthens interfaith relations and addresses the many challenges in the Muslim world.

Al-Suwaij was born in Basra, Iraq, in 1971. After participating in the failed 1991 uprising against Saddam Hussein (an experience she recounted in a memoir for The New Republic), she fled to the United States. The granddaughter of Basra’s leading cleric, she is a Hashemite, a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Al-Suwaij characterizes her personal religious beliefs as a hybrid of traditional and progressive.

Al-Suwaij leads interfaith and tolerance programs for mosques, churches, synagogues, colleges and high schools. She has developed classroom curricula; works with the Anti-Defamation League; and serves on Connecticut’s Hate Crimes Advisory Board. She is a board member of George Mason University’s Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution and has been named an Ambassador for Peace by the Interreligious Federation for World Peace.

Al-Suwaij has testified to the Senate; briefed the President and Secretary of State; and works with Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, and Hartford Courant. Al-Suwaij has been interviewed on NPR, CNN, Fox, and Al-Jazeera. She has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, and many other campuses. She spoke alongside George Clooney at a massive April 2006 rally to Save Darfur in Washington, DC.

Since the toppling of Saddam Hussein, Al-Suwaij has been working in Iraq to strengthen women’s rights and help rebuild the Iraqi education system. She led the Iraqi Women’s Educational Institute, which trained female civil society activists in principles of democracy and civic leadership. Al-Suwaij co-founded the Iraqi Women Higher Counsel – which successfully lobbied the Iraqi Interim Governing Council to mandate 25% of parliamentary seats for women.

Al-Suwaij’s latest initiative is HAMSA, a project that unites Americans to support human rights activists in the Middle East. She helped launch an essay contest for young Middle Easterners on the importance of individual rights, serving on a judging panel with Azar Nafisi, and Gloria Steinem. Al-Suwaij also directs the AIC’s Washington office, promoting a progressive Muslim agenda to political leaders and policy makers.

Zainab Al-Suwaij Videos

  • What can the U.S. do to stop radicalization at home?
    With growing concern over global extremism, the question of how to counter and prevent radicalization is the focus of a three-day summit at the White...
  • Zainab Al-Suwaij discusses religious radicalization
    CCTV America's Mike Walters interviewed Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress Zainab Al-Suwaij about religious radicalism in Europe and...

Zainab Al-Suwaij Speaking Topics

  • The American Muslim Community

  • Human rights and civil rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Womens rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Interfaith dialogue and countering anti-Muslim rhetoric

  • Iraq

FAQs on booking Zainab Al-Suwaij

  • How to book Zainab Al-Suwaij?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Zainab Al-Suwaij for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Zainab Al-Suwaij, 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 Zainab Al-Suwaij or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Zainab Al-Suwaij?

    Booking fees for Zainab Al-Suwaij, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Zainab Al-Suwaij, 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 Zainab Al-Suwaij?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Zainab Al-Suwaij 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 Zainab Al-Suwaij 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 Zainab Al-Suwaij or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Zainab Al-Suwaij 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.

Zainab Al-Suwaij is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as The American Muslim Community, Human rights and civil rights in Muslim-majority countries, Womens rights in Muslim-majority countries, Interfaith dialogue and countering anti-Muslim rhetoric and Iraq. The estimated speaking fee range to book Zainab Al-Suwaij for your event is available upon request. Zainab Al-Suwaij generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Iran Hikers, Asra Nomani, Mariane Pearl, Mahathir Bin Mohamad and Taraneh Salke. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Zainab Al-Suwaij for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Zainab Al-Suwaij Speaker Videos

  • What can the U.S. do to stop radicalization at home?
    With growing concern over global extremism, the question of how to counter and prevent radicalization is the focus of a three-day summit at the White House. Judy Woodruff talks to Zainab Al-Suwaij of...
    Zainab Al-Suwaij discusses religious radicalization
    CCTV America's Mike Walters interviewed Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress Zainab Al-Suwaij about religious radicalism in Europe and around the world.

Zainab Al-Suwaij Speaking Topics

  • The American Muslim Community

  • Human rights and civil rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Womens rights in Muslim-majority countries

  • Interfaith dialogue and countering anti-Muslim rhetoric

  • Iraq

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