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Farah Pandith

“In many ways we are talent scouting with technology; we are seeing really great people around the world and connecting them to each other so they can create their own networks. It’s not government speaking to government about what’s taking place; it’s people speaking to people.”

Born in India and raised in the United States, Farah Anwar Pandith is the first special representative to Muslim communities in the US Department of State. Galvanized by the events of September 11, she has focused on developing new models of engagement between the West and Islamic society.