The Founder and President of "Ideas Beyond Borders" Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, originally from Iraq and lives now in the States.
Faisal lectures globally about the problems of extremism and how to fight it.
"Ideas Beyond Borders" (IBB) was established earlier this year with a mission to "promote the free exchange of ideas and defends human rights through education, partnerships, research, and technology to counter extremist narratives and authoritarian institutions." The focus of IBB is on the Arab Middle East.
Its major activity now is a Translation project which "aims to translate books and articles on science, critical thinking and human rights from English to Arabic and distribute and disseminate these works among the Arabic-speaking public. These works will be shared through the Ideas Beyond Borders Online Library, a repository of e-books and articles hosted online. "
Read more about Ideas beyond Borders at https://www.ideasbeyondborders.org and like and follow its Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/IdeasBorders and in Arabic https://www.facebook.com/baytalhikma2.0/ (بيت الحكمة 2.0)
Faisal will speak about his organisation and his other activities, and will gratefully accept donations from attendees. PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY.
About Faisal Saeed Al Mutar
Faisal is an Iraqi-born award-winning human rights activist, satirist, speaker and writer. He is an advocate for Universal Human Rights, secularism and the free market of ideas, and is enthusiastic about the intersection of technology and advocacy. He is also the founder of multiple online platforms that together have more than 400,000 subscribers and millions of visitors.
He previously worked for Movements.org as a program manager for the Middle East and North Africa to assist dissidents in closed societies worldwide. In 2015, Faisal received the “President’s Volunteer Service Award” from President Barack Obama for his special commitment to education.