Search

Your search term isn't long enough.


Leena Olaimy

Leena Olaimy

Bahrain

Leena Olaimy is a Dalai Lama Fellow and Fulbright Scholar who has been researching terrorism since 9/11. She’s a social entrepreneur working at the intersection of peace, economy, and environment.

Subscribe 2591 subscribers

About the author

Leena is a Fulbright scholar who researched terrorism at Dartmouth College. She is cofounder of 3BL Associates, an award-winning social enterprise advancing progress on nine of the seventeen interconnected sustainable development goals (SDGs) like peace, climate change, and economic growth. Her work has included transforming youth adversarial activism from non-violent resistance to ‘non-violent resilience.’

She previously worked at the Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs on key regional security forums convening Middle Eastern Heads of State, G8 Foreign Secretaries and other dignitaries. Post-Arab Awakening, she was invited to meet with instrumental leaders from both sides of "The Troubles” in Northern Ireland and Apartheid South Africa to learn from their experiences with reconciliation and social inclusion.

Leena has written on politics, entrepreneurship and sustainability for the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Blog, Open DemocracyStanford Social Innovation Review, the Huffington Post and Wamda. She has been quoted in Forbes and Arabic Knowledge@Wharton, and her multi-disciplinary insights have been sought by Chatham House, the Tri-Lateral Commission, and several United Nations organizations. She has given 150+ talks globally, including TEDxCarthage—the largest in Africa—and recently chaired a roundtable on 'Empowering Communities for Positive Change' during HRH the Prince of Wales' visit to Bahrain.

Leena is a Dalai Lama Fellow, a Salzburg Global Fellow, a Soliya Fellow and a Wall Street Journal ‘Woman of Note' and is listed among Bahrain's Most Influential Women by Business in Gulf. She previously served on the advisory board of HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan’s West Asia-North Africa Forum and the Board of Trustees for the Bahrain Foundation for Dialogue. 

Leena holds a B.Sc. in Culture and Communications from New York University, a MA in Globalization Studies from Dartmouth College, and has studied at Harvard Business and Government Schools, and at the THNK School for Creative Leadership in Amsterdam.

Profile verified
1993 followers
https://www.linkedin.com/in/leenaalolaimy/
View profile

Pre-orders

1,505

Funded

$10,435

Days left

0

1505copies
0 250 500 1000
Success! Fundamentalist sold 1505 pre-orders by Aug. 15, 2017, was pitched to 81 publishers, and will be published by Berrett-Koehler.
Berrett-Koehler logo

$15 Digital Early Bird

211 readers

- Get 1 copy of the e-book (no paperback)

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

Ebook included

$25 Regular Digital

5 readers

- Get 1 copy of the e-book (no paperback)

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

Ebook included

$40 The Peace Maker

55 readers

- 1 copy of the e-book + 1 copy of paperback which you can gift

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

2 copies + ebook included

$10 shipping

$75 The Signed Double Dividend

12 readers

- 2 copies of the e-book + 2 signed copies of the paperback which you can gift

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

4 copies + ebook included

$15 shipping

$175 Messenger of Peace

1 reader

- 2 copies of the e-book + 2 signed copies of paperback inscribed with a calligraphy quote on peace from the Holy Quran which you can gift

- AND for that friend, colleague, or family member who misunderstands Islam: an extra 1 copy of the e-book and 1 signed paperback inscribed with a calligraphy quote on peace from the Holy Quran, and a 1 hour in-person* or Skype coffee with me

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

* Travel costs not included. Arrangements can be made if I am already going to be traveling to your/ your friend's country

6 copies + ebook included

$20 shipping

9 of 10 left

$250 The Intellectual Partner

5 readers

- 10 copies of the e-book + 3 signed copies of paperback inscribed with a calligraphy quote on peace from the Holy Quran which you can gift

- AND the opportunity to review and provide your intellectual contribution and feedback to certain chapters as I'm writing them, including sending me some of your own relevant work to potentially cite. I will mention your name or organization in the acknowledgments.

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

13 copies + ebook included

$20 shipping

5 of 10 left

$350 The Peace Group

2 readers

- 20 copies of the e-book + 10 signed copies of paperback for your policy team, university class, book club, or organization, or your gift of knowledge to 20 people who need the book or are interested in the topic

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

30 copies + ebook included

$50 shipping

3 of 5 left

$500 The 500

2 readers

- 500 copies of the e-book for your think tank, nonprofit, subscribers, or organization's members.

- 1 hour online forum with me on the issues discussed in the book, tailored for your members and guests

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

500 copies + ebook included

Free shipping

3 of 5 left

$2750 The Peace Amplifier

0 readers

- 500 copies of the e-book + 20 signed copies of paperback for your organization or event attendees

- AND 1 hour customized talk for your event, conference, roundtable etc.*

- I will also mention your name or organization in the acknowledgments.

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

* Does not include travel & logistics costs

520 copies + ebook included

$100 shipping

1 of 1 left

$6500 The Peace Innovator

0 readers

- 1000 copies of the e-book + 50 signed copies of paperback for your organization or event attendees

- AND 1 hour customized talk for your event, conference, roundtable etc. PLUS a 1-day social innovation lab to ideate solutions to exclusion and extremism based on your sector e.g. media, technology, development *

- I will also mention your name or organization in the acknowledgments.

- PLUS Bonus infographic dispelling myths that Islam = Terrorism for you to share on social media

* Does not include travel & logistics costs

1050 copies + ebook included

$200 shipping

1 of 1 left

$60000 VIP Custodian of Peace

0 readers

- SPECIAL exclusive hardcover copy blessed and signed, and inscribed with a calligraphy quote on peace from the Holy Quran

- Foreword by the Peace Patron in the book

- 1000 copies of the e-book + 1000 signed copies of paperback for your organization or event attendees

- AND 1 hour customized talk for your event, conference, roundtable etc. PLUS a 2-day social innovation lab to ideate solutions to exclusion and extremism either for your organization or for the organization of your choosing *

- I will acknowledge your support in the preface of the book, at all speaking engagements, and in all media releases or interviews related to the book

* Does not include travel & logistics costs

2000 copies + ebook included

$2000 shipping

1 of 1 left

← back

Update #3 - Final Countdown: 32 Pre-orders Needed in 24 Hours July 22, 2017

It's always a difficult decision to take on another huge project. Will I spread myself too thin? Will I be able to do it justice? Will it have impact? Will people even care about this issue?

In undertaking writing this book, I have been so encouraged by the enthusiasm from both friends and strangers. I am truly grateful to the people who have bought the book--some even twice or as many as ten times to help me reach my goal!! 

Yesterday, I met with a literary agent  who believes Fundamentalist approaches a crucial topic from a unique perspective and that the book has great potential! I also just received an email from a high-profile global organization, confirming that they will be featuring an op-ed I wrote on the book in their blog (look out for the op-ed in the coming week).

I am just 32 pre-orders away from my goal and my deadline is in just under 24 hours (8AM GMT). 

Please invest in peace and help me give this book a voice and pre-order now! 

With much gratitude for all your support. Feel free to unsubscribe from campaign updates at the bottom.

Warmly,

Leena