Connecting Ideas and People…through stories, writing, and activism.

Inspiring Activism & Resilience.

“Loung was not only an outstanding speaker but also extremely skilled in shaping her passion and commitment to the theme of Seattle Human Rights Day. The audience was riveted to their seats during her presentation and there were few dry eyes in the house.” ~ Germaine W. Covington, Director, Seattle Office for Civil Rights

Women in the World Summit, Young President Organization, The Omega Women’s Leadership Center, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Facing History and Ourselves, Stanford University, Hong Kong International School, Phillips Academy, and Mexico 1 Million Youth Summit.


  • Resilience: The Key to Bouncing Back Faster and Stronger
  • The Power of Narratives: Why Rewriting Your Story Will Change Your Life
  • First They Killed My Father: a Netflix Original Movie discussion + Q&A
  • Never Silent: An Eyewitness Account of the Cambodian Genocide
  • Lucky Child: A Refugee’s Story of Transformation




Loung was just lovely: gracious, vibrant, a riveting speaker. Her presence drew an audience of 1,500 at our annual fundraising luncheon, setting a new record of attendance.  We greatly appreciated her interest in our work and all the ways she wove it into her interviews and address. ~ Michele Chiuse, Director of Communications, Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA


Keynote – Leaders are made, not born | LEAD Presented By [23:04]
Peace is not a wish. Peace is not something you want, dream of, and wait for others to deliver. Peace is a verb. It is an action. Many, many actions. Whether in one’s heart, community, or world, peace requires our daily actions. 


In Conversation – Choosing Resilience in Traumatic Times [100:00] Join Loung Ung and Omega cofounder Elizabeth Lesser for a conversation about what it takes to choose resilience, even as we allow ourselves to have our moments of freaking out and grieving for who and what is being lost.

“Loung Ung taught me how to view life in a different way. I realize that I am fortunate to be living the life I live.” ~ Luis Gallego, Student

In Conversation – First They Killed My Father: Angelina Jolie & Loung Ung discuss their film | Women in the World [29:10]

Women in the World founder Tina Brown speaks to director Angelina Jolie and writer Loung Ung about their film, First They Killed My Father.

“Loung connected with students, staff and parents. Her sense of social justice and humanity has touched the minds, hearts and souls of our community. Although she is now gone, her influence will continue to resonate for many people.” ~ Mark R. Boyer, Assistant Superintendent Singapore American School