Fariba Nawa is a journalist, speaker, and author. She reports on immigrant communities, women’s rights, and the global drug trade. Her work has been published in numerous publications, including The Atlantic, Foreign Affairs, the Daily Beast, the Sunday Times Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Mother Jones. She’s an expert on Afghanistan and has been interviewed by prominent news organizations, from MTV to NBC to FOX. She’s the author of Opium Nation: Child Brides, Drug Lords and One Woman’s Journey through Afghanistan, a mix of memoir and reportage focused on women’s roles in the world’s biggest narcotics business.