Heidi Kühn is the founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, a humanitarian nonprofit organization that restores farmland, food security, livelihoods, and resilience after devastating conflicts. To date, the work of Roots of Peace has impacted over one million farmers and members of farming families in Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Croatia, Guatemala, Iraq, Israel, Palestine and Vietnam. For her service, she has earned multiple awards; she is the first American woman to win India’s Mahatma Gandhi Global Family Seva Medal.
Kühn is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in political economics, and she is a former CNN reporter and producer through her own company, NewsLink International. She has pursued a life of seeking peaceful solutions across all borders.