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Speaker

Ms. Khan lectures in the U.S. and internationally on numerous topics: Muslim women, Islamophobia, violent extremism, interfaith and religious freedom and immigration. Her audiences are varied, and include prestigious think tanks like CFR, universities, congregations, and women’s and youth groups. No matter whom she addresses, she unequivocally affirms that gender equality, human dignity and pluralism are an intrinsic part of the Islamic faith. Ms. Khan's suggested key note themes are 1) Woman's Story of Empowerment 2) Chain Migration 3) United Faiths of America 4) Defeating Extremism

 A MUSLIM

WOMAN'S STORY OF EMPOWERMENT:

THE RED BOXING GLOVES

Women's empowerment is not often associated with Islamic tradition. Daisy Khan adds a refreshing voice to the conversation about women's role in society today. As the founder of WISE (Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality) her faith-based perspective lends moral authority to the argument that a woman's path to leadership - from Biblical times to the Suffragette movement to #meToo - is not only good and just; it is also part of a higher calling to women's unique role in promoting peaceful societies. It's a positive perspective that resonates across diverse opinions, and for Daisy, it all started with a pair of red boxing gloves...

CHAIN MIGRATION: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY

Few issues are as divisive as 'chain migration', which refers to an immigration path to U.S. soil based in part on family ties rather than strictly on the merits of the individual. Daisy Khan deconstructs the arguments on both sides to bring about a constructive conversation on the issue. Herself a product of chain migration, a proud American, she brings a uniquely personal perspective. With a combination of hard data and personal stories, Daisy shows how chain migration has always been part of the American cultural fabric, and if properly managed, will continue to keep our country on the leading edge of innovation, culture and business.

UNITED FAITHS OF AMERICA:

AN ANTIDOTE FOR ISLAMOPHOBIA

The biggest question that faces humanity today is: what kind of world do we want to live in? Daisy Khan will brilliantly showcase how mounting mistrust, like Islamophobia, contributes to a vicious cycle of conflict that, unless realized, is set to last for generations. She will share stories of how Interfaith collaboration fosters personal bonds that proclaim the human dignity present in all of God's creations so that the Cross, the Crescent, the Star, the Khanda, the Dharma wheel, the Om and the Nine-Pointed Star become symbols of peace, tolerance, and emblem of what America really stands for - Religious Freedom.

DEFEATING EXTREMISM:

IT REALLY IS US

VS. THEM

No single group has been more affected by terrorism than Muslims. That's why Daisy Khan has become one of the most credible voices rallying moderates, especially women, of all faiths to come together against this existential threat to peace and prosperity. Backed by her new publication WISE Up, she helps us understand root causes, dispel stereotypes, and identify extremist narratives. She empowers her audiences to 'wise up and rise up'. This talk is as inspirational as it is practical in giving communities the tools they need to defeat all forms of hate /extremism and provide a powerful vision of humanity based on what is genuinely righteous, and just.

2018

2nd International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia: February 2018 

Sarah Lawrence College: February 2018

CUNY: March 2018

East End Temple: March 2018

Council of Foreign Relations: March 2018

New York Foreign Press Center: March 2018  

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom: April 2018

Harvard Kennedy School: April 2018

The Judge Film Screening: April 2018

Little Rock Central High School: April 2018

Arkansas Literary Festival: April 2018

Merrimack College: May 2018

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William and Mary Greve Foundation: May 2018

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Sarah Lawrence College: June 2018

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Kashmiri Group of North America: June 2018

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Islamic Society of North America: August 2018

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International Museum of Muslim Cultures: September 2018

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L'Attitude: September 2018

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The Abdelkader Education Project: September 2018

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The Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island: September 2018

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Al-Khoei Foundation: October 2018

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Vendanta Society of New York: November 2018

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Newground - A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change: November 2018

2017

The Carter Center: March 2017

The Interchurch Center: March 2017

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One Spirit Learning Alliance:  June 2017

Vedanta Society of New York: October 2017

Cultural Services of the French Embassy: November 2017

2016

City Club of Cleveland: January 2016

 

 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: March 2016

 

 

Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations: April 2016

 

                          

      

 

Muslim Woman’s Organization of South Florida: April 2016

 

 

 

CUNY Dialogue: April 2016

New York University: April 2016

 

 

 

Left Forum: May 2016

 

 

 

Hedayah, Abu Dhabi: May 2016

 

 

 

 

Fordham University Conference: June 2016

 

 

 

Chautauqua Institution: July 2016

 

 

 

 

NEXUS Global Youth Summit, United Nations: July 2016

 

              

 

Jewish Community Center: September 2016

 

 

 

 

Singapore Center for Excellence on National Security: September 2016

 

 

 

 

Council of Foreign Relations: October 2016

 

 

            

 

American Jewish Committee: October 2016

 

 

Global Peace Foundation: November 2016

 

 

 

 

United States Institute of Peace: November 2016

 

               

 

 

White House Roundtable: November 2016

 

 

 

 

Kadeem, Turkey: November 2016

 

         

 

 

American Muslim Women’s Association: November 2016

                 

  

 

Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom: December 2016

2015

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary: February 2015

Jewish Community Center: February 2015

Unitarian Church of All Souls: March 2015

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), EIMAN: March 2015

Metropolitan Museum: March 2015

CUNY Graduate Center: April 2015

Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity: April 2015

US Department of State: May 2015

Unitarian Universalist Church: June 2015

Australian Government: June 2015

Claremont Lincoln University: July 2015

International Crisis Group: September 2015

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo: October 2015

Parliament of the World’s Religions: October 2015

Islamic Center of Long Island: October 2015

Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding: November 2015

Sisters of Salaam Shalom and Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU): November 2015

The United Nations, The Kingdom of Bahrain: December 2015

RAN Centre for Excellence: December 2015

2014

The Permanent Mission of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and The Permanent Mission of Turkey: March 2014

World Affairs Council: April 2014

Unitarian Universalist Church: April 2014

The Abdelkader Education Project: May 2014

International Center for Religion and Diplomacy: May 2014

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: June 2014

One Spirit Interfaith Seminary: June 2014

Permanent Mission of Burundi to United Nations and The Connected Hearts, Inc: June 2014

IB Conference of the Americas: July 2014

Seneca Falls Convention and Women’s Interfaith Institute: July 2014

Chautauqua Institution: August 2014

Mamaroneck Public Library: October 2014

Sisters of Salaam Shalom and Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU): November 2014

Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan: November 2014

2013

 

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United States Institute of Peace: January 2013

 

              

Brotherhood Synagogue: February 2013

           

One Spirit Seminary: February 2013

              

 

The Baker Institute: February 2013

            

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock: March 2013

         

 

Interchurch Center: March 2013

 

The College of Saint Rose: April 2013

               

                

 

Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland: April 2013

 

Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue: April 2013

                 

 

One Voice Movement: May 2013

              

 

Interfaith Kosovo Conference: May 2013

 

         

 

Council of Foreign Relations: May 2013

 

            

The Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies: October 2013

 

 

 

CAUSE-NY: October 2013

 

 

 

The Richmond Forum: November 2013

 

 

 

University of Michigan: November 2013

2012

Duquesne University: February 2012

 

 

 

Lim College: March 2012

 

         

League of Women Voters Community: March 2012

 

 

 

St. Leo University: March 2012

 

             

 

 

Pace University: April 2012

 

 

 

 

Oberlin College: May 2012

 

 

 

 

Beacon School: May 2012

 

             

 

 

Manhattan College: July 2012