Suhad Babaa is a media strategist, producer, human rights advocate and the Executive Director of Just Vision, an organization that researches, documents and disseminates the stories of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and build a future of freedom, dignity and equality for all. Suhad leads Just Vision‚Äôs journalistic efforts as the Co-Director of the award-winning Hebrew-language news site, Local Call, and executive produced their acclaimed feature-length documentary, Naila and the Uprising (2017). She was also an integral member of the impact campaigns around Just Vision‚Äôs critically acclaimed film, Budrus (2009), and Peabody award-winning documentary, My Neighbourhood (2012).
Suhad has addressed dozens of audiences at venues including the United Nations, White House, Harvard University and film festivals, mosques, synagogues and churches across the country. She has worked closely with policymakers, faith and community leaders, educators and students as part of Just Vision's broader public engagement efforts. Her team's work has been featured by institutions including TED and the Nobel Women's Initiative and highlighted in outlets including The New York Times, CNN, Yedioth Ahronoth, PBS, BBC, Channel 2 News (Israel), Ma'an News, Al Quds, The Forward and beyond.
Suhad is based in Washington, DC where she lives with her beloved partner and splits her time between DC, NYC and Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. She has also lived and worked in the Republic of Korea. She is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum and a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Suhad graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania where she received a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.