Parisa Khosravi

Parisa Khosravi is a keynote speaker, a strategic adviser and a multi award winning veteran journalist and news executive. With over three decades of experience on the global stage, Parisa has first hand experience dealing with world leaders, dignitaries and high-ranking officials across the globe and opening doors to difficult and dangerous parts of the world where freedom of speech is in no way guaranteed.

Parisa speaks on the topic of compassionate leadership to audiences across private and public sectors. Those who meet and hear Parisa are struck by her down-to-earth approach and wealth of life experience which is so evident in her message. Parisa’s motto is: you never know what is inside someone until you give them a chance.

Throughout her career as senior vice president for international news gathering, national news gathering, global relations and the first ever ambassador for CNN Worldwide, Parisa directed historic coverage of countless award-winning news stories. Parisa left CNN in 2015.


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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.


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