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Co-Chairs

Anwar Khan

Anwar Khan is CEO of Islamic Relief USA; he has more than twenty five years of experience working in the field of humanitarian and development assistance. In 1993 Mr. Khan joined Islamic Relief Worldwide, since then he has aided in expanding IRUSA’s operation from a small office in Los Angeles to nine offices around the United States assisting over 11 million people in over 40 countries around the world and here in the U.S. Mr. Khan has extensive experience in the field: he has traveled to five continents visiting more than 20 countries that have been affected by human conflict or natural disaster zones. Mr. Khan also sits on several boards and serves as an advisor at institutions such as Interaction, Joint Learning Initiative (JLI) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), and the U.S. State Department’s Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group.

“It is an honor to represent our diverse community that is trying to build bridges and bring people together.  Our work is needed now more than ever, with widespread famine outbreaks and refugee numbers at their highest since World War II.”

Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of CARE USA, a global poverty-fighting organization that worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people in 2016. Michelle has spent 27 years in civic and public service, as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO and a candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta before engineering its merger with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. She served as its CEO from 2007-2013. The NonProfit Times has named Michelle seven times to its annual “Power and Influence Top 50” list of change agents from the nonprofit sector. Georgia Trend magazine named Michelle one of its “100 Most Influential Georgians,” and the Anti-Defamation League awarded her its 2005 Touch of Liberty. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ron Martin, and their two children, Vinson and Elizabeth.

“It is my privilege to co-chair the InterAction forum this year and think that the “United We Stand” theme is incredibly timely. There has never been a more important time for us to come together and for civil society to tackle critical topics like “Working with the New Washington” and “The Changing Dynamics of Migration.” I look forward to joining forces to learn, plan, act and advocate together.”


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