Messages from the Abyss: Lessons on Power, Wealth, and Human Values from Wars and Survivors with Keynote Zainab Salbi

Closing Keynote Address of Unspeakable Truths: Political Violence, Gender, and Reconciliation in the Balkans and Spain (Basque Country)


Zainab Salbi

"One of the 25 Women Changing the World" —People. One of the "100 leading global thinkers" — Foreign Policy Magazine. "One of 100 "The Most Creative People in Business"—Fast Company. 

Zainab Salbi is an Iraqi-American humanitarian, bestselling author, TV Host and media commentator who founded Women for Women International at the age of 23. The organization has since helped over 478,000 marginalized women rebuild their lives in 8 conflict areas. While she was CEO, the organization distributed more than $100 million in direct aid and micro credit loans to these women that impacted more than 1.7 million family members. Zainab is the author of several books including the national bestseller Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam, and her latest, Freedom is an Inside Job: Owning Our Darkness and Our Light to Heal Ourselves and the WorldHer TV shows include "Through Her Eyes with Zainab Salbi" on Yahoo! News, exploring contemporary issues from a female perspective and #MeToo, Now What? which broadcast nationally on PBS (2018). She is currently the editor at large at Women in the World in association with The New York Times and appears regularly as a commentator on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."