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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.

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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.

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Update #4 - We Exceeded Our Goal AND We're On The World Economic Forum Global Agenda Blog!! July 28, 2017

I am THRILLED to announce that on July 23, not only did we reach our goal of 1000 pre-orders--we exceeded it by over 500 due to a very generous supporter in the 16th hour! As it stands, Fundamentalist has 1504 pre-orders!!

I say 'we' because I cannot begin to express the gratitude for everyone who took so much interest in seeing this campaign succeed. Whether it was promoting on social media and through personal email blasts; sending me late night messages with ideas for tactics; connecting me with social media influencers and journalists...I have certainly not felt alone so THANK YOU.

I also want to share with you an op-ed I wrote about the book, which has just been published on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Blog: https://www.weforum.org/agenda... 

The campaign page will stay up until I have finalized a publishing contract so if you haven't pre-ordered you still have some time.

For those who have already supported Fundamentalist, I will be sending you an update once I have agreed with a publisher, and of course on the writing process.

Warmly,

Leena