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International Public Speaker. Inclusion Advocate.
Rhodes Scholar. 

Lian Ryan-Hume (Najami)


About Lian

Lian Ryan-Hume (Najami) is the first Arab-Israeli Rhodes Scholar, an inclusion advocate, and a sought-after international public speaker. Lian is the youngest member on two executive boards of Israeli NGOs: Mabat and 50:50 Startups.

Lian’s advocacy work, which has taken her around the world on several speaking tours, focuses on minority groups in Israel and beyond, MENA politics, the rights of people with disabilities, patient empowerment, inclusive leadership and more.

Lian is determined and passionate about raising awareness to issues pertinent to minorities, acting as an advocate for patients, and promoting social change. Fluent in five languages, she was featured at the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 summit in Israel for her leadership role within the Arab community and served in the US Senate as a Lantos Congressional Fellow in 2017.

As the first Arab-Israeli Rhodes Scholar, Lian has completed two Master degrees at the University of Oxford: an MSc in Comparative Social Policy and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Blavatnik School of Government. She has been awarded the Policy Leaders Fellowship at the European University Institute and has recently completed her City Diplomacy Fellowship at the Haifa Municipality. 

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Meet  the Team


   | Motivational Speaker |

  | Social Entrepreneur | 

   | Inclusion Advocate | 

   | Rhodes Scholar |

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Lian Ryan-Hume
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   | Ph.D in American Political History |

  | Parliamentary Researcher | 

   | Postdoctoral Fellow| 

   | Fulbright Scholar|

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Dr. Joe Ryan-Hume



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Lian is an inspirational speaker.  Her ability to connect with her audience as a group and individually has a profound impact on those with whom she interfaces.  She has the ability to expose her target groups to facts embedded in personal and thoughtful narrative.  She is able to address controversial topics with empathy and conviction.  Her message of empowerment and avoiding self-imposed “victim” status is powerful and her delivery is exceptional when she speaks to groups large and small.  She is adept at speaking to groups from diverse backgrounds.  She makes each person feel as if she is speaking directly to them.  She is warm and engaging.  She is frequently asked to return to the same venues as she is a highly sought after speaker”

- Cheryl Aronson

 VP Israel and Overseas, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston


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