Fadi Daou is a laureate of the MIT Elevate Prize 2020 for Global change-makers. He is co-founder of Adyan Foundation, senior policy advisor and professor. He holds a PhD in theology and an MA in political philosophy, accompanied by an extensive research activity about pluralism, citizenship, and geopolitics of religions, published in French, Arabic, English and German. His academic work nourishes his entrepreneurial and policymaking engagement, leading policy dialogues and reforms in the MENA region and beyond. He is at the origin or part of many local and international initiatives and platforms fostering Peacebuilding, Intercultural and Interreligious engagement, Freedom of Religion and belief (FoRB) and Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE).