Seeds of Peace inspires young leaders by giving them space to their perspectives with each other in constructive and authentic ways in order to transform how they understand conflict.
We are proud of our many Seeds who are making their diverse voices and viewpoints heard through writing, podcasts, art, and film, and are pleased to offer a glimpse at their experiences and their work to create change in this blog series, Seeds in the Lead.
MUJIB (Afghan Delegation, 2002)
Mujib is The New York Times senior correspondent in Afghanistan; he has previously written for Time, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, among others. Readers can rely on Mujib’s consistently excellent coverage on the Mideast and South Asia at least once a week, and his recent story about one Afghan soldier’s return from certain death is nothing short of remarkable.
Read Mujib’s latest articles and hear him on The Daily, The New York Times’ podcast ››
JENNIFER (American Delegation, 1996)
Jennifer is a journalist and the author of three books: The Heart You Carry Home; The Year of the Gadfly; and Inheriting the Holy Land. Her new piece for The Washington Post follows a liberal entrepreneur working with small business owners in West Virginia—and shows how there is so much more that unites than divides us. The story is a testament to Seeds of Peace’s mission of fostering meaningful dialogue across lines of difference. Jennifer’s next book, Mr. Nice Guy, debuts October 2018.
Read more of Jennifer’s work on her website ››
ARIELA (American Delegation, 2017)
Though Ariela is a junior in high school, she’s already proving herself as an extremely gifted writer. In an article for The Forward, she recounts her personal experience with Seeds of Peace in the context of Ahed Tamimi’s imprisonment. Ariela’s powerful journey of understanding mirrors that of so many of our Seeds, including Alma, a Palestinian profiled by PBS NewsHour in 2014.
SAHAR (Pakistani Delegation, 2001)
Sahar has been a regular contributor to The Express Tribune since earning her Law degree from Cambridge in 2010. In a new op-ed, she tackles Pakistan’s dated maternity and paternity leave policies. As women increasingly break gender barriers within the nation and enter its workforce, she argues, Pakistan “ought to consider and assess the sufficiency of the 12-week maternity leave currently permitted under our law.”
Read more from Sahar ››
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