Amr Khaled, a Muslim televangelist and social activist, and the chairman of Right Start Foundation International, will speak on women and human rights in the Middle East.
Amr Khaled is a pioneer in religious and socially conscious satellite broadcasting in the Arab and Muslim world, with viewership reaching the tens of millions. Described as the "antidote to terror" by The Sunday Times (United Kingdom), Khaled, a leading advocate for moderation, was chosen in 2007 by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world. Khaled was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and began preaching in 1990, making it his full-time profession in 1998 when his lectures were broadcast over satellite television. He is currently the chairman of Right Start Foundation International, an organization committed to bridging cultural gaps and nurturing positive coexistence between minorities and host communities. Whether through his television programs or Right Start Foundation International, Khaled emphasizes the importance of the younger generation, who he believes is most capable of bringing about change in today's cultural conflicts.
This event is sponsored by the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and made possible through the generous support of the Kelly Day Endowment on the Status of Women and Human Rights in the Middle East and the Ghada Irani Discretionary Fund.
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