Benedictine University's "Journeys in Leadership" Speaker Series to Feature Amina Waheed, Producer of Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines

November 3, 2021

Amina Waheed, producer at Al Jazeera America’s award-winning show Fault Lines, will be the next featured guest in Benedictine University's "Journeys in Leadership" speaker series on Wednesday, November 10. The virtual program will be 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is open to the public.

Waheed will discuss her experiences as a documentarian and filmmaker, the challenges of balancing home life with her professional pursuits, and how her liberal arts education at Benedictine University prepared her for a rigorous graduate school program and her work for PBS Frontline and Al Jazeera.

Amina Waheed is a producer with Al-Jazeera English’s Peabody and Emmy award-winning documentary program, Fault Lines. Prior to this role, she worked for Al-Jazeera English’s investigative unit, Al-Jazeera America’s flagship show America Tonight, and on productions for Frontline and a range of independent documentaries. Amina graduated from BenU in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and was also that year’s Procopian Award winner. She went on to earn her master’s degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Journeys in Leadership is Benedictine’s nonpartisan speaker series designed to highlight the success and challenges of an eclectic mix of local, state, national and international leaders from across a range of professional and academic experiences. Stressing the importance of a liberal arts education, the common thread of its speakers is their commitment to community discourse and living active, healthy lives.

How to register for the Zoom session:

To register click here or contact Phillip Hardy at or (630) 829-6292.

For technical questions contact Al Legutki at or (630) 829-1995.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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