Emi Mahmoud

Poet, Activist, Founder | UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador


Uniquely positioned to influence vital dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of our time, Emi leverages her platform, her knowledge, and her expertise to help direct conversations toward a viable future. She is constantly at the intersection of experience, social innovation, and communication.

With poignant language and passionate determination, Emi has received standing ovations from The Dalai Lama, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, The World Economic Forum, Forbes 30 Under 30, Prime Minister Gordon Brown and countless global audiences for her work giving voice to the causes she has dedicated her life to.

Behind the scenes, she has contributed to multiple high-profile initiatives as a part of key advising groups including with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences meeting on Ethics and International Affairs.

Emi has worked with Kailash Satyarthi and several other Nobel laureates and leaders using her poetry as a key advocate for youth under the Laureates and Leaders global initiative to end violence against children since 2016.

As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR and a lifetime advocate for refugees, Emi is constantly contributing to global dialogue to transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable people.

A trailblazer in the American Muslim community, Emi was the youngest of twelve people selected for a private roundtable discussion with President Obama during his last year in office prior to his first visit to a US Mosque as a sitting president.

She continued to serve as part of a select group of Muslim American leaders chosen to advise the cabinet on countering islamophobia and discrimination during their final year. Contributing to multiple Whitehouse roundtable discussions and participating in both the Eid Banquet and Holiday dinner under the Obama Administration, Emi went on to teach and mentor youth around the world, advocating peace through poetry.

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