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Fariba Nawa

Award-Winning Afghan-American Journalist & Author

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Fariba Nawa Biography

Fariba Nawa, an award-winning Afghan-American journalist, covers a range of issues and specializes in women’s rights and conflict zones. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey and has traveled extensively to the Middle East, Central and South Asia. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She has also reported from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Germany. She has a master’s in Middle Eastern studies and journalism.

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, Sunday Times of London, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Newsday, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other publications. She also reports for radio, including National Public Radio (NPR). She is the author of the groundbreaking report "Afghanistan, Inc.," (CorpWatch, May 2006 ) and a contributing writer in the anthology "Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands" (Harvard University Press, May 2012). Her essays have also been published in two other books, March to War and Women for Afghan Women.

A frequent speaker on Middle East and South/Central Asian issues, she has participated in talks at the World Affairs Council, Commonwealth Club, major universities, and has been interviewed by prominent television and radio networks.

Her own book, "Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan," a mix of memoir and reportage about the drug trade in Afghanistan, (HarperColllins, November 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 PEN USA award for research nonfiction.

Nawa’s journalism awards include the Overseas Press Club Scholarship, One World Media Award and Project Censored.

She taught journalism at San Francisco State University, is writing her second book, and is in search of full-time journalism or aid work outside the United States. She is fluent in Farsi/Dari, conversant in Arabic and understands Urdu.

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Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords, and One Woman's Journey Through Afghanistan

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Award-Winning Afghan-American Journalist & Author

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Fariba Nawa Biography

Fariba Nawa, an award-winning Afghan-American journalist, covers a range of issues and specializes in women’s rights and conflict zones. She is based in Istanbul, Turkey and has traveled extensively to the Middle East, Central and South Asia. She lived and reported from Afghanistan from 2002 to 2007, and witnessed the U.S.-led war against the Taliban and al Qaeda. She has also reported from Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt, and Germany. She has a master’s in Middle Eastern studies and journalism.

Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, Sunday Times of London, Foreign Affairs, Daily Beast, Newsday, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle and numerous other publications. She also reports for radio, including National Public Radio (NPR). She is the author of the groundbreaking report "Afghanistan, Inc.," (CorpWatch, May 2006 ) and a contributing writer in the anthology "Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands" (Harvard University Press, May 2012). Her essays have also been published in two other books, March to War and Women for Afghan Women.

A frequent speaker on Middle East and South/Central Asian issues, she has participated in talks at the World Affairs Council, Commonwealth Club, major universities, and has been interviewed by prominent television and radio networks.

Her own book, "Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan," a mix of memoir and reportage about the drug trade in Afghanistan, (HarperColllins, November 2011) was a finalist for the 2012 PEN USA award for research nonfiction.

Nawa’s journalism awards include the Overseas Press Club Scholarship, One World Media Award and Project Censored.

She taught journalism at San Francisco State University, is writing her second book, and is in search of full-time journalism or aid work outside the United States. She is fluent in Farsi/Dari, conversant in Arabic and understands Urdu.

Fariba Nawa Videos

  • Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa says bloodshed in ...
    Aug 26, 2021 ... Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa is in close contact with Afghan families trying to leave Kabul and says she feels...
  • An Exile Finds Home: Fariba Nawa at TEDxMonterey
  • Fariba Nawa (Full Talk) Afghanistan Reflected - Mirage Ballroom ...

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FAQs on booking Fariba Nawa

  • How to book Fariba Nawa?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Fariba Nawa 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 Fariba Nawa, 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 Fariba Nawa or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Fariba Nawa?

    Booking fees for Fariba Nawa, 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 Fariba Nawa, 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 Fariba Nawa?

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

Fariba Nawa is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Fariba Nawa for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Fariba Nawa generally travels from Turkey and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Vijay Prashad, Zarghuna Kargar, Clarissa Ward, Farida Nekzad and Nazira Karimi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Fariba Nawa for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Fariba Nawa Speaker Videos

  • Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa says bloodshed in ...
    Aug 26, 2021 ... Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa is in close contact with Afghan families trying to leave Kabul and says she feels 'completely ...
    An Exile Finds Home: Fariba Nawa at TEDxMonterey
  • Fariba Nawa (Full Talk) Afghanistan Reflected - Mirage Ballroom ...
    Aslan Media Book Chat with Fariba Nawa - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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