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Mohammed El-Kurd

Palestinian Writer and Poet

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Mohammed El-Kurd Biography

Mohammed El-Kurd is an internationally touring and award-winning poet, writer, journalist, and organizer from Jerusalem, occupied Palestine. In 2021, He was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. He is best known for his role as a co-founder of the #SaveSheikhJarrah movement. His work has been featured in numerous international outlets and he has appeared repeatedly as a commentator on major TV networks.

Currently, El-Kurd serves as the first-ever Palestine Correspondent for The Nation. His first published essay in this role, "A Night with Palestine's Defenders of the Mountain," was shortlisted for the 2022 One World Media Print Award. “RIFQA,” his debut collection of poetry, was published by Haymarket Books in October 2021 was later released in Italian by Fandango Libre. “RIFQA” was named “a masterpiece” by The New Arab and a “remarkable debut” by the Los Angeles Review of Books, it was one of Middle East Eye’s "Best Books of 2021" and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for "Best First Collection."

El-Kurd holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and a BFA in Writing from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Arab American Civil Council’s “Truth in Media” Award (2022), as well as the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation (2023). He is currently a Civic Media Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

El-Kurd has lectured and performed around the world including as the keynote for the 18th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Princeton University, at the Internazionale literary festival in Ferrara, Italy, and most recently at Adelaide Writers’ Week in Australia.

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    Mohammed El-Kurd generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Mohammed El-Kurd’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Mohammed El-Kurd for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mohammed El-Kurd for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Mohammed El-Kurd or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Mohammed El-Kurd Biography

Mohammed El-Kurd is an internationally touring and award-winning poet, writer, journalist, and organizer from Jerusalem, occupied Palestine. In 2021, He was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. He is best known for his role as a co-founder of the #SaveSheikhJarrah movement. His work has been featured in numerous international outlets and he has appeared repeatedly as a commentator on major TV networks.

Currently, El-Kurd serves as the first-ever Palestine Correspondent for The Nation. His first published essay in this role, "A Night with Palestine's Defenders of the Mountain," was shortlisted for the 2022 One World Media Print Award. “RIFQA,” his debut collection of poetry, was published by Haymarket Books in October 2021 was later released in Italian by Fandango Libre. “RIFQA” was named “a masterpiece” by The New Arab and a “remarkable debut” by the Los Angeles Review of Books, it was one of Middle East Eye’s "Best Books of 2021" and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for "Best First Collection."

El-Kurd holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College (CUNY) and a BFA in Writing from Atlanta’s Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Arab American Civil Council’s “Truth in Media” Award (2022), as well as the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation (2023). He is currently a Civic Media Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California.

El-Kurd has lectured and performed around the world including as the keynote for the 18th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Princeton University, at the Internazionale literary festival in Ferrara, Italy, and most recently at Adelaide Writers’ Week in Australia.

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  • Mohammed El-Kurd: Palestine | Lex Fridman Podcast #391
    Mohammed El-Kurd is a Palestinian writer and poet. OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 2:18 - Palestine 26:47 - Hate 40:18 - Antisemitism 48:14 -...
  • Ferguson to Sheikh Jarrah: The Black & Palestinian Struggle for Justice

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  • How do I book Mohammed El-Kurd to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Mohammed El-Kurd for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Mohammed El-Kurd, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Mohammed El-Kurd or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Mohammed El-Kurd

    Speaking fees for Mohammed El-Kurd, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Mohammed El-Kurd are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Mohammed El-Kurd, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Mohammed El-Kurd speak about?

  • Where does Mohammed El-Kurd travel from?

    Mohammed El-Kurd generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Mohammed El-Kurd’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Mohammed El-Kurd for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mohammed El-Kurd for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Mohammed El-Kurd or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Mohammed El-Kurd is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Mohammed El-Kurd for your event is available upon request. Mohammed El-Kurd generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Linda Sarsour, Asma Khalid, Azadeh N. Shahshahani, Muna El-Kurd and Bushra Amiwala. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mohammed El-Kurd for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mohammed El-Kurd Speaker Videos

  • Mohammed El-Kurd: Palestine | Lex Fridman Podcast #391
    Mohammed El-Kurd is a Palestinian writer and poet. OUTLINE: 0:00 - Introduction 2:18 - Palestine 26:47 - Hate 40:18 - Antisemitism 48:14 - Peace in the Middle East 55:11 - West...
    Ferguson to Sheikh Jarrah: The Black & Palestinian Struggle for Justice

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