I believe in the innovation that occurs when passionate, dedicated, and well-intentioned people come together around a problem. I’ve served on the leadership or advisory boards of many organizations over the years, including the We Are Family Foundation, America Abroad Media, Tribeca Film Institute, RANE Network, and the Women in Public Service Project (of which I was a key architect). I have served as a Trustee of Smith College and of Milton Academy and am a member of the Board of Overseers of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
My book is How We Win: How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat (HarperCollins). It describes my experiences with Muslim Millennials and presents a far-reaching redefinition of counter extremist policy solutions. I have spoken at the United Nations, the World Bank, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the British House of Lords, European Union, Aspen Ideas Festival, Google Zeitgeist, SXSW, TEDx, and dozens of other government organizations, companies, and universities in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. I have been interviewed and written about hundreds of times in global media, including Face the Nation, ABC’s This Week, New York Times Magazine, CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, MSNBC, CBS News, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The Guardian, Times of India, Zaman (Turkey), and NDTVBusiness (India). In addition to my degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, I hold an A.B. from Smith College.
I was born in Srinagar, Kashmir, India and raised in Massachusetts. I currently split my time between Washington, D.C., London, and Boston.