Current Speaker

[Pictured]

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa
In partnership with the Northeast Ohio Coalition on the Middle East
Creator and Co-Writer, "The 99"


May 2, 2012

 

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is the creator of THE 99, the world acclaimed comic superheroes born of an Islamic archetype. THE 99 has received positive attention from the international media with Forbes calling THE 99 “One of the Top 20 Trends Sweeping the Globe.”

Dr. Al-Mutawa has earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He earned his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.

Dr. Al-Mutawa is the recipient of The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations “Marketplace of Ideas” Award; The Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Award, presented at the 2009 World Economic Forum on The Middle East; The Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children's Media; and a UNESCO prize for literature in the service of tolerance.

Dr. Naif was named one of 'The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World' by The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center (in Jordan) in concert with Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He was recently named as one of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders for 2011.   

 


 

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