Avideh Shashaani, founder and president of the Washington, D.C. nonprofit Fund for the Future of our Children, works through the fund to develop multicultural programs that encourage young people to be agents of peace in local and global environments. She has served on the boards of organizations such as Refugee Women in Development and MOSAICA: The Center for Nonprofit Development and Pluralism, and was the first Co-Director of the United Nations’ International Institute for Rehabilitation in Developing Countries. She was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on the “Socio-Economic Implications of Investments in Rehabilitation of the Disabled.”  She promotes intercultural and interfaith understanding through lectures, workshops and books, “Promised Paradise,” “Remember Me,” and “Tell Me Where To Be Born,” and her translations into English of Persian mystical texts. She received her Ph.D. in Sufi Studies.

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