FORA.tv Speaker - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Biography

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an outspoken defender of women's rights in Islamic societies. Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. She escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992, and served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006.

In parliament, she worked on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society, and on defending the rights of women in Dutch Muslim society. In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made "Submission," a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures.

9 Programs

Nomad: From Islam to America with Ayaan Hirsi Ali

07.29.10 | 01:21:56 min | 11 comments

From Islam to America: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

05.25.10 | 01:09:24 min | 80 comments

Big Ideas Forum: Protecting the Legacy of Freedom

08.04.08 | 01:34:18 min | 0 comments

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Viability of Hope

05.02.08 | 01:01:25 min | 2 comments

Aspen Ideas Festival Closing: What Can I Do?

07.08.07 | 00:58:34 min | 0 comments

Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?

07.06.07 | 00:59:46 min | 11 comments

2007 Bradley Symposium: Who Are We Today?

05.03.07 | 02:07:13 min | 0 comments

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

02.20.07 | 01:03:58 min | 4 comments

Islam and the West Conference: Pt. 1

05.01.06 | 02:02:41 min | 0 comments