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June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
June 19, 2018

Critical Thinking Unit Fellow Wins FIRE Award

We are proud to announce that Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) fellow Natalie Bao Tram Le, of Harvard University, […]
May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
April 17, 2018

The Clash of Expression – The Economist

The Economist has published an editorial questioning whether free speech is indeed free in today’s political climate.    […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]


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June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
June 8, 2018

The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed – The Hoover Institution

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the […]
June 5, 2018

Ep. 5: The Ayaan Hirsi Ali You DON’T Know – the Femsplainers Podcast

Listen to Ayaan Hirsi Ali speak about her life story, political correctness and female genital mutilation (FGM) with Christina […]
May 25, 2018

The anti-woman violence feminists are afraid to confront – published in the New York Post

In her article in the New York Post AHA Foundation’s founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on the women’s […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]


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June 8, 2018

The Human Rights Violation Of Women That Rarely Gets Discussed – The Hoover Institution

On April 11, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a panel on female genital mutilation featuring Mary Wambui, the […]
May 25, 2018

The anti-woman violence feminists are afraid to confront – published in the New York Post

In her article in the New York Post AHA Foundation’s founder, Ayaan Hirsi Ali calls on the women’s […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
May 7, 2018

British Children Learn the ABCs of FGM to Help End Harmful Practice – VOA News

LONDON —  As teacher Tanya Mathiason flicked through a slideshow to display diagrams of male and female genitalia […]
February 8, 2018

68 Million Girls May Face Female Genital Mutilation by 2030, U.N. Chief Warns – TIME

(UNITED NATIONS) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that without accelerated action 68 million girls could be […]


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June 21, 2018

The Horrors of Honor Violence in the West – the Algemeiner

The photo above is a stock photo and not the girl in the story. She was a 15-year-old […]
May 21, 2018

Female Genital Mutilation Report – Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release – Monday, May 21st 2018 New report shows which states are worst performers […]
January 7, 2018

In south India, a 20-year-old survivor of honor killing turns crusader – Reuters

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Kausalya and her husband of eight months were shown no mercy when […]
November 7, 2017

Only 5% of ‘honour’ crimes reported to police are referred to CPS – The Guardian

The police are failing the victims of “honour” crimes, with just 5% of reported cases being referred to […]
November 2, 2017

Men still killing women for ‘honor’ in Pakistan – ABS CBN

A year since new laws came into force aimed at stemming the flow of “honor killings”, scores of […]


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May 4, 2018

Delaware Expected To Be The First State To Ban Child Marriage Outright – NPR

The Delaware Senate voted unanimously Thursday to become the first state in the U.S. to ban child marriage, […]
May 1, 2018

Tennessee General Assembly passes ban on marriage for those under age 17 – Tennessean

A measure championed by Democrats that bans minors from marrying in Tennessee, later modified by Republicans, passed in the […]
April 23, 2018

Child Marriage Occurs in the US and Threatens the Wellbeing of Girls and Boys Nationwide, UCLA Researchers Report – Newswise

Newswise — Until now, there’s been inadequate information about whether child marriage is a substantial problem in the […]
April 18, 2018

European Parliament Committee Urges End to Child Marriage – Humans Rights Watch

The European Union could do more to help end child marriage, and members of the European Parliament are […]
March 28, 2018

Democratic bill banning child marriage killed, modified Republican measure advances

(Tennessean) – A measure Democrats have championed that would ban minors from marrying in Tennessee was killed in the state Senate […]


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March 28, 2018

Democratic bill banning child marriage killed, modified Republican measure advances

(Tennessean) – A measure Democrats have championed that would ban minors from marrying in Tennessee was killed in the state Senate […]
March 24, 2018

Child marriage ban, year-round Daylight Saving time signed into law

(Florida Politics) – A bill that would ban marriages for anyone under the age of 17 and legislation […]
March 22, 2018

Child marriage isn’t marriage and ‘nearly 18’ isn’t 18 years old

(The Hill) – Why have you abandoned the 17-year-old girls? I ask this to the many state legislators across […]
March 17, 2018

National campaign to end child marriages arrives in Louisiana; backers say state law must change

(The Acadiana Advocate) – Amanda Parker, senior director of the AHA Foundation, which is also dedicated to ending […]
March 9, 2018

Florida Moves to Ban Marriage Before the Age of 17

(FRONTLINE) – Florida has moved to tighten its laws on child marriage. On Friday, state lawmakers passed a […]


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June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
June 19, 2018

Critical Thinking Unit Fellow Wins FIRE Award

We are proud to announce that Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) fellow Natalie Bao Tram Le, of Harvard University, […]
May 25, 2018

Episode 60: Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Jamie Weinstein Show

This podcast interview of Ayaan Hirsi Ali is hosted by Jamie Weinstein with the National Review. She speaks about […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]


Read more
June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
May 25, 2018

Episode 60: Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Jamie Weinstein Show

This podcast interview of Ayaan Hirsi Ali is hosted by Jamie Weinstein with the National Review. She speaks about […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]
April 3, 2018

‘They don’t want you to criticize Islam’: Controversial speaker Zuhdi Jasser talks about combating ‘Islamism’

(Duke Chronicle) – After days of controversy, a location change and a counter-protest event, Zuhdi Jasser visited Duke to […]
December 4, 2017

The Plot Behind Saudi Arabia’s Fight With Qatar – The New York Times

By Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Originally Published in The New York Times December 4, 2017. In June, Saudi Arabia […]


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June 25, 2018

AHA Foundation Campus Program Fellows Promote Free Thinking on U.S. Campuses – One Event At A Time

Madeleine Hubbard is a rising junior at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign studying Journalism and Political Science. In […]
June 19, 2018

Critical Thinking Unit Fellow Wins FIRE Award

We are proud to announce that Critical Thinking Unit (CTU) fellow Natalie Bao Tram Le, of Harvard University, […]
May 21, 2018

Muslims, Islamists, Jihadis: What’s the Difference? Critical Thinking Unit Event

Tomorrow May 22, 2018 our Critical Thinking Unit will be hosting and event on Stanford’s campus! “Muslims, Islamists, […]
May 3, 2018

Psychology and Free Speech – Inside Higher Ed

In this op-ed Wendy Williams and Stephen Ceci dive into discussion about controversial topics on college campuses that […]
April 25, 2018

Radicalized As a Teenager, Dr. Manea Now Exposes Dangerous Islamist Tactics Targeting Youth

Dr. Elham Manea is a Yemeni-Swiss Associate Professor specializing in the Middle East, a writer, and a human […]


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Our experts for media commentary



Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Founder,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Islamism and radicalization
  • Middle Eastern, European and U.S. geopolitics
  • Women’s rights and feminism
  • Freedom of speech

More about Ayaan


Amanda Parker

Senior Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Female genital mutilation
  • Child marriage and forced marriage
  • Honor violence
  • Legislative protections for women’s rights

More about Amanda


George Zarubin

Executive Director,
The AHA Foundation


Expertise:

  • Ideology and radicalization
  • Critical thinking on college campuses
  • Eurasian geopolitics

More about George


Media Releases, Speeches and News