Ideas, inspiration and insights delivered to your inbox weekly!

Join the thousands of thinkers who get our content first.
  • Active Promo Codes
    Cart Items
    None
    Processing fee ($3.00 per ticket)
    $0.00 (0 tickets)
    Discounts
    $0.00
    Total
    $0.00
    proceed to checkout
    for additional order detail, or to apply free tickets, click here
    *Your shopping cart will expire after 15 minutes of inactivity

    Meredith Stricker

    Executive Director, The Soufan Center

    Meredith Stricker is Executive Director of The Soufan Center. She has over ten years of experience in the human rights, peace and security and development sectors, working on gender policy, anti-poverty programs and efforts to reduce violence in the United States, East and West Africa, and South and Southeast Asia. As the Program Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group (PSFG), based in Washington D.C., Ms. Stricker worked with a network of foundations and philanthropists that make grants of over $350 million in annual giving in the peace and security sector, and took a leadership role in general relationship building with both partners in government and the practitioner communities. She also led the PSFG’s Working Groups on Preventing Violence (focused on so-called “countering violent extremism” efforts) and Gender and Conflict.

    Before joining PSFG, Ms. Stricker was the Executive Director of the Zameer Foundation, a small private family foundation that focused on innovative educational opportunities, resource mobilization, and sanitation services for orphans and vulnerable children in four states in India. Previous to her work in India, Ms. Stricker served as Country Director for Transitions, an anti-sex trafficking organization based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she advocated on behalf of survivors and ran a school and shelter for teenage girls. She has also worked in Senegal on women’s economic empowerment projects, in Uganda on women’s property rights initiatives, and in Rwanda with non-profits focused on health care and social entrepreneurship. An Honors College scholar, Ms. Stricker has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Master in International Affairs from Columbia University, where she earned the Dr. Susan Aurelia Gitelson Award for Human Values in International Affairs.

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, Jun 10 2019

    Past Events

    Wednesday, Oct 17 2018

    4 PM

    In an era filled with reports of collusion, poison, dossiers and double agents, the American national intelligence community has been thrust into... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, Oct 17 2018

    4 PM

    In an era filled with reports of collusion, poison, dossiers and double agents, the American national intelligence community has been thrust into... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Wednesday, Oct 17 2018

    Know someone who can inspire?

    Chicago Ideas is the ideas festival for everyone and is also open to all speakers. Suggest someone you think fits with our community of curiosity today.
    Suggest A Speaker