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Mohamed Soltan


Mohamed Soltan is a business development and investment advisor, policy expert, and founder of The Freedom Initiative. Soltan holds a Masters from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and bachelors in economics from The Ohio State University. Mohamed is also a Global Courage Fellow at Coeuraj USA and recipient of the 2022 James W. Foley American Hostage Freedom Award.

Soltan was a former political prisoner in Egypt and since his release and return to the US in 2015, he has become a prominent human rights defender and a leading voice on centering human rights in US foreign policy. Soltan is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, CNN, CBS, ABC, and Fox News.