Nava Ghalili
Multi-media journalist, youth radicalization analyst, youth empowerment advocate, public speaker, Bahá'í.

Nava Ghalili was one of the youngest news anchors in the history of American television. The Emmy-nominated journalist is also a youth radicalization analyst, consultant to multi-media agencies worldwide and an activist for youth empowerment, education and human rights. Of Iranian heritage, Nava was born in America and raised in Australia. Her international upbringing as well as her global embracing Faith, The Bahá'í Faith, has led her to active involvement in efforts pertaining to social transformation. She has advocated for issues ranging from moral education to gender equality and is currently developing educational curricula aimed at empowering youth. Nava has conducted research in Commerce (Curtin University) in Australia and Journalism (Harvard University). She also holds a Master of Science in Comparative Politics (Middle East Conflict) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Nava’s research both introduces and tests her new theories on a relationship between existing levels of human insecurity and subsequent acts of (what has been identified as) terrorism. Nava serves as a consultant in the restructuring of international media organizations that aim to empower the voice of underrepresented populations. She is a human rights activist who frequently works with NGO’s aiming to tackle social injustice particularly those related to youth, women and education. She has spoken at more than a dozen international conferences and social and economic development forums. Some of the topics of her speaking engagements have included: how youth can move the world; mass media and our perception of truth; the hidden effects of gender inequality; turning socio-economic development initiatives into global movements; material and spiritual identities; parenting as a means to transform society; mass media and our image of sex, the consequences of a lack of moral education, the mind of a youth radical and the power of the arts. Nava is also on the Board of Advisors for the Mona Foundation, which supports both the academic education and moral empowerment of children (especially girls) around the world. Nava is awaiting publication of her globally pre-tested educational curriculum, Purify My Heart. The curriculum aims to address behavioral aspects of drugs, alcohol, and sexuality while empowering youth to recognize the significance of their actions as agents of societal change. For more information, please email: info@PurifyMyHeart.org. Nava is soon to launch an interactive Youtube channel to help stimulate social action for global social injustices titled,"Unveil". The series will run on: https://www.youtube.com/user/NavaGhalili