Manal Omar

Manal Omar, founder of Across Red Lines, is dedicated to women’s leadership for change. She is the author of Barefoot in Baghdad, a Truman National Security Fellow, and an inaugural Foreign Policy Interrupted fellow. Omar was named among “Top 500 World’s Most Influential Arabs” by Arabian Business in 2011 and 2012. She was recognized among the “500 Most Influential Muslims in the World” by Georgetown University in 2009.  In 2007, Islamic Magazine named Omar one of the ten young visionaries shaping Islam in America.  She was honored by George Mason University as one of the top 50 Exemplars in 2018.