Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat, and the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High Schools in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan. Established in 1996 to provide education and health services, AIL has served more than 9 million Afghans by working at the grassroots level. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women and first to open Women’s Learning Centers. Dr. Yacoobi has received multiple awards and honors including the Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Award. She has presented at Global Peace Initiative for Women events, on a panel with the Dalai Lama, and at the Parliament of World Religions. She is an Advisor to the Fetzer Institute and published a prayer in Rosalind Bradley’s book: A World of Prayer. In 4/12, Dr. Yacoobi held the first International Conference on Love, Spirituality and Forgiveness in Herat, Afghanistan.