Annabel Hertz is a senior associate at the Arch Institute, a higher education research and training start-up. She was formerly an adjunct professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Hertz worked in executive roles on behalf of NGOs advancing women, peace, and security. She authored Seeing Green (2012), the humorous tale of a multicultural activist’s journey into the politics of 1992.

“I very much like that Fethullah Gülen has consistently said that he sees women as equal participants in society. I think that’s a very positive message. I’d like to hear it from everybody, and I think even doing more would benefit the women’s movement.”

“We’re seeing that all over the world that an education can make a difference in what people believe about the differences between themselves and others, the economic opportunities that are available to them, and general awareness, and I think it increases a country’s ability to compete and to turn out the next generation of great thinkers. So I think it’s an excellent focus for Hizmet.”

“I see Hizmet as something that is, still retains its original flavor and motivation, but as it moves out, it changes shape and color, like any integrated social movement.”