Ziauddin Yousafzai is an educator, human rights campaigner and social activist. He hails from Pakistani’s Swat Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban’s efforts to shut down schools and kept open his own school. He also inspired his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, to raise her voice to promote the rights of children to an education.
Ziauddin is the co-founder and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Malala Fund. He also serves as the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education and also the educational attaché to the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham, UK.
Ziauddin currently resides in Birmingham, UK.
"It was wonderful! He is a great speaker with so much to say. His presentation made the topic very approachable. It was similar to his TED Talk but he also added a lot. He had some really great conversations with the Pakistani Student Association and the other groups at the reception! Overall, it was polished but easygoing and well-received by the crowd."- Pennsylvania State
"He received a standing ovation with lots of clapping during his amazing conversation."- Principia College
"Ziauddin’s speech was very moving. It is quite something to hear of the struggles that he, Malala and his family went through – so many things that we just take for granted. He came across as very genuine and sincere and spoke from his heart. Everyone appreciated his message and speech. Thank you to you and your team for all your help."- Walden University