Host a Speaker

Around the world, women are creating concrete solutions to poverty, violence, climate change and other crises. As women on the front lines of this vital work both in the US and internationally, MADRE speakers have an essential perspective to share.

MADRE staff and our partners, including Executive Director Yifat Susskind, speak at colleges, community centers, places of worship and conferences across the country and internationally. Many talks feature the leaders of our sister organizations, who are on the frontlines of today’s global crises. Hear directly from the women who are creating positive change in Afghanistan, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Palestine, Peru, and Sudan.

These talks are a terrific opportunity to learn about the real life impact of US foreign policy, human rights crises in the communities where we work, and the initiatives for peace and justice of MADRE's sister organizations.  

MADRE speakers have presented at Amherst College, Bridgewater State College, Brown University, Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, Fordham University, John Jay College for Criminal Justice, Middlebury College, New York University, Rutgers University, Skidmore College, United Nations Youth Assembly, University of Colorado-Boulder, and University of Southern California, among others.

If you would like more information, and are associated with a university, high school, religious institution or community organization that can help support our programs by arranging for an honorarium and covering travel expenses, please contact us at or 212-627-0444.

Speakers from MADRE’s sister organizations: