BuildPalestine 2023 SUMMIT SPEAKER

Nora Lester Murad

Author, activist and educator, Various organizations


Nora Lester Murad

Nora Lester Murad is an activist and writer. Her young adult novel, “Ida in the Middle,” won the 2023 Arab American Book Award. While living in Palestine, Nora co-founded Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation and Aid Watch Palestine, a community-driven aid accountability initiative. She has consulted widely with grassroots, international, and corporate actors and taught for over 20 years at universities including Fordham, Bentley and Lesley. She has published widely and spoken at international events on the topics of international aid, community philanthropy and Palestine. She is a Policy Member of Al-Shabaka, , serves on the board of Visualizing Palestine, and supports many social justice causes.