Amel Najjar




United States


Not for Profit



Amel Najjar is the Founder and Executive Director of Children of War Foundation, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization. Children of War Foundation’s mission is to provide life altering surgical care and sustainable aid to children in need, globally. Amel is engaged in all aspects of COWF, aligning her responsibilities around the organization’s strategic priorities, with oversight to develop and drive implementation of her vision, goals, and key initiatives.

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Posted by: on August 9, 2018

Leading with purpose in a networked world

I recently participated in Oxford Saïd’s first ever Aspen Institute Leadership Seminar, themed “Leading with Purpose in a Networked World,” which was designed for 20 students enrolled at a Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) member school. Aligning with what Oxford Saïd stands for, the Aspen Institute also brings together future leaders from diverse backgrounds […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2017

The “Red Pill” experience

“You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” –Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999) The “rabbit hole” adventure & discovery came to life at Oxford… My […]

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