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Good Ideas Where They Are Needed Most.

"The greatest threat to extremism isn't drones firing missiles, but girls reading books."

-Nicholas D. Kristof

Founded by two immigrants to the United States from Iraq and Singapore who made their life mission to make critical thinking, liberty and science accessible to people worldwide.

Faisal Saeed Al Mutar And Melissa Chen in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Ideas Beyond Borders is a global network of more than 250 translators and changemakers who empower people with good ideas to generate positive impact in their societies.

Our progress so far

Our curated content has been viewed over 215 million times, and our 200+ strong team of translators have helped double the size of Wikipedia Arabic.



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translators & activists working within our network 

We have translated articles and produced videos on subjects including women's rights, free speech and critical thinking

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