Zuhal Sultan accepts Visionary of the Year Award; watch videos and listen to interviews from the tour

Learn more about the 2015 Visionary of the Year

The 2015 Visionary of the Year Speaking Tour spanned 17 days of travel and included talks in 8 cities, with media appearances and interviews sprinkled in for good measure. All involved agree it was a resounding success. Zuhal Sultan's message-- of peace and reconciliation, perseverance in the face of incredible odds, and uncovering existing unity when all signs point to entrenched divisions-- was spread across the country to diverse audiences.Not only were those attending her talks or listening to her interviews inspired, but Zuhal herself came away from this experience reinvigorated about the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. Buoyed by the support she received along the tour, she aims to once again take up this work of building a community and showing Iraqis how much they have in common, even as ISIS threatens to do the opposite.That's how we know this is working. Euphrates' goal to inform an American audience about visionaries in the Middle East achieving remarkable peace naturally sustains and celebrates the work of those very peacebuilders. Shining a spotlight on their stories is a privilege and an inspiration. We can't wait until next year.

Delve into the links below to get a taste of this year's tour.