Mina Chang is CEO of Linking the World, with extensive on-the-ground experience in Afghanistan, Somalia, and Iraq, experiencing first-hand the toll conflict and instability takes on these vulnerable communities.

By sharply focusing these insights on preventing and countering violent extremism (PVE/CVE), Linking the World and its partners isolate root causes of instability, then coordinate development initiatives in communities before the situation becomes desperate. This functionally removes potential exploitation points for violent extremist groups like ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, and Al Qaeda.

Mina Chang is an acknowledged thought leader who has been published in distinguished periodicals including CNN, Fortune, Foreign Policy Journal, Forbes, the Huffington Post and The Hill. She has addressed foreign embassies, the Center for Peace, the United Nations, the Department of Defense, United States Military Academy at West Point, and NATO.

She is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, a graduate of the Army War College National Security Seminar, a Harvard JFK Senior Executive in National and International Security, and an International Security Fellow at New America. She served as a Fellow with the Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations at West Point, assisting in the development of academic programs tied to humanitarian assistance and disaster response.