Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
She was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1969. As a young child, she was subjected to female genital mutilation. As she grew up...
The Hoover Institution hosted "The Challenge of Dawa: Political Islam as Ideology and Movement, and How to Counter It" on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
The Hoover Institution fellows Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Russ Roberts discuss why freedom, education, our Bill of Rights, and capitalism are important to the success and growth of individuals, communities, and countries.
"Is Iran ready to become a democracy?" asked Larry Diamond, Hoover senior fellow, in opening the conference. Participants addressed this question through presentations and discussions in several panel sessions. In addition, Shirin Ebadi, recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, was the keynote speaker at a reception and dinner May 20.