2015 – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

2015 – Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet

In 2013, two years after the Jasmine Revolution, and the birth of the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the country’s democratization process was falling apart. Between assassinations and political unrest in the streets, Tunisia was approaching the brink of civil war. The...
2014 – Malala Yousafzai

2014 – Malala Yousafzai

On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Malala Yousafzai boarded the bus to take her to school in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. She had been blogging for the BBC on her life under the Taliban, and the necessity of educating girls. A gunman asked for her by...
2014 – Kailash Satyarthi

2014 – Kailash Satyarthi

Indian children right’s activist Kailash Satyarthi is the second person from India, after Mother Theresa, to win the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1980 he gave up a teaching career to found the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Children Mission) and has acted to protect...
2011 – Tawakkol Karman

2011 – Tawakkol Karman

Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician and senior member of the of the Al-Islah political party in Yemen.  She leads the group “Women Journalists Without Chains,” which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the...
2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

2011 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the 24th and current President of Liberia. Educated in the US including a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard, in 1979 she was the first female to hold a ministerial position in Liberia. She was elected to the...