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Learn more about all of our remarkable and inspirational speakers representing 81 countries on six continents.

  • Rachana Sunar

    Rachana Sunar

    Nepalese women’s rights activist and founder of the Sambad Center.

  • Denis Mukwege

    Denis Mukwege

    Congolese gynecologist and the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital.

  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Pakistani journalist and filmmaker.

  • Roya Mahboob

    Roya Mahboob

    Entrepreneur and Afghanistan's first female tech CEO.

  • Zineb El Rhazoui

    Zineb El Rhazoui

    Moroccan-born French journalist and columnist for Charlie Hebdo.

  • Nabeel Rajab

    Nabeel Rajab

    Bahraini activist, opposition leader, and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights

  • Bassem Youssef

    Bassem Youssef

    Egyptian satirist, columnist, and talk show host.

  • Wole Soyinka

    Wole Soyinka

    Nigerian playwright and poet.

  • Thulani Maseko

    Thulani Maseko

    Swazi human rights lawyer and activist.

  • Shiraz Maher

    Shiraz Maher

    Expert on Islamic extremism and Senior Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, King's College London.

  • Yeonmi Park

    Yeonmi Park

    North Korean defector, student, and expert on the country's black market economy.

  • Lisa Sánchez

    Lisa Sánchez

    Drug policy advocate and program manager for the Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Mexico Unido Contra La Delincuencia.

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