Alaa Murabit

Ethics of Effective Leadership

Alaa Murabit, Sustainable Development Goals Advocate will speak about ethics and effective leadership at Kapuscinski Development Lecture in Bucharest, hosted by the University of Bucharest. Join us live on 30th May 2019 at 18:00 EEST / 17:00 CET at #KAPTalks.

Thursday 30.05.2019

When: 30th May 2019 at 18:00 EEST / 17:00 CET (check time around the world).

Where: National Theatre of Bucharest,Bulevardul Nicolae Bălcescu 2

You can join the lecture by:

  • coming to the event in Bucharest (registration required here)
  • following livestreaming from the event at
  • asking your questions to Murabit via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag
The lecture is hosted by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest)
Dr. Murabit will explore the construct of ethical leadership in today’s world. With hundreds of definitions of ‘leadership’ the key question is to now understand what effective leadership looks like? How do personal ethics motivate leadership decisions?
Providing a fresh perspective regarding the existing and emerging global challenges plaguing the world, Dr. Murabit argues that ethical leadership is the solution to disrupt these challenges and to re-envision a much brighter and prosperous future for all. Based on hard empirical evidence, stories of everyday leaders changing the world, and of her own personal experiences as one of 17 UN SDG advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, a Forbes 30 Under 30, Nelson Mandela Awardee and as the youngest High Level Commissioner for the United Nations. Backed by evidence and laden with anecdotes this is a keynote that appeals to today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.

Organized in partnership with:

In January 2016 Dr. Alaa Murabit became the youngest appointee of 17 UN Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates and in March 2016 she was named a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth. Murabit is an advisor to many international security boards, think tanks and organizations, including the UN Women Global Civil Society Advisory Group and Harvard’s Everywoman Everywhere Coalition. An Ashoka Fellow, Murabit was a Trust Women Hero Award Winner in 2013. At the age only of 21 she founded the Voice of Libyan Women, an organization promoting human rights and gender equality and fighting for full participation of women in conflict resolution and peace processes. Embracing window of opportunity after revolution in 2011, Voice of Libyan Women was able to launch the largest ever campaign in Libya, the Noor campaign. The campaign heavily challenged misinterpretation of the role of women in religion and pushed for change how women are viewed in faith. Based on communities it brought together over 600 local leaders. This approach was replicated in more than 24 countries since then.

Other lectures of the speaker