Speaking

Ahmed and Mohamed have given joint and individual keynote speeches at institutions such as the World Bank, United Nations, Brooklyn Museum, as well as community centers, universities, and conferences.

As keynote and panel speakers, they cover issues of immigration, creative activism, community building, and youth empowerment.

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Past Engagements

Institutions and Galleries

World Bank, Washington, District of Columbia

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

UN Migration Agency & UNICEF International Migrants Day, UNICEF House, New York, New York

TEDx

Global Citizen Movement Makers Summit, New York

We Are Family Foundation Gala, New York, New York, alongside Dikembe Mutombo, Caryl Stern, LL Cool J (Speaker)

The Design Colloquium, San Francisco, Guest lecturer

OECD Global Forum on Development, Paris, France, alongside HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and H.E. First Lady Rula Ghani of Afghanistan (Panelist)

Artspace, New Haven, Connecticut

Artist Talk with Ambassador William Luers, The Harts Gallery

The Unitarian Society, Hamden, Connecticut, Guest lecturer

Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, Colorado (Aspen Scholar)

Promoting Enduring Peace Organization, Guest lecturer

Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut

Lanoue Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

Universities and Academies

Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Initiative Artist Talk, alongside Congressman Seth Moulton, Lanoue Gallery, Boston MA

Wesleyan University Parents Weekend Presentation, Middletown, Connecticut

Yale Arab Conference, New Haven, Connecticut

Harvard Divinity School Dean’s Leadership Forum, (Speaker & Panelist)

Cornell University Art Beyond Borders: An Evening for Refugee Awareness, Keynote Speaker  

MIT, Guest lecturer

Williams College, Guest lecturer

Westover School, Guest lecturer

Central Connecticut State College, Guest lecturer

Sacred Heart Academy, Guest lecturer

Greenwich Academy, Guest lecturer

Loomis Chaffee, Guest lecturer

Connecticut College, Guest lecturer

Groton Academy, Guest lecturer

Hopkins School, Guest lecturer

Hamden Hall, Guest lecturer

Horace Mann, Guest lecturer

Silliman College, Yale University, Guest lecturer

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United Nations

United Nations Screening and discussion of "No Monsters of Berlin", New York, New York (Panel)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers 2017 (Goalkeeper, attendee)

United Nations Intergenerational Dialogues on the Sustainable Development Goals, New York, New York (Speaker)

United Nations World Refugee Day Private Reception, New York, New York, alongside UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Ben Stiller, and Christopher Tin (Speaker)

 
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United Nations International Youth Day, New York, New York (Moderator)

United Nations Global Engagement Summit, New York, New York (Panelist)

United Nations & IBREA Foundation: Youth Resilience, New York, New York (Speaker and Panelist)

United Nations SDG Media Zone Art and Advocacy, New York, New York

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