Over the last 8 years, Rais Bhuiyan has spoken to and worked with over 200,000 people around the globe. From corporate board rooms, to college campuses, classrooms, conference auditoriums, maximum security prisons, and refugee camps, Rais shares his extraordinary story of survival and the transformational power of mercy and forgiveness with audiences and participants of all ages, backgrounds, professions, religions, cultures, and languages.

Rais inspires and motivates others around a variety of topics relating to his story and experiences as a global citizen, true American, Muslim, teacher, human rights advocate, peace activist, corporate professional, and community and non-profit leader.

Rais is available for keynote addresses, commencement speeches, panel discussions, symposiums, workshops, and consulting engagements both in the United States and around the world. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Restorative & Social Justice
  • Mercy & Forgiveness
  • Hate Crimes
  • Gun Violence
  • Leadership
  • Faith
  • Peace Education
  • Workplace Violence
  • Race Relations
  • Victims’ Rights
  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Islamophobia


  • Keynote Addresses
  • Commencement Speeches
  • Conferences & Conventions
  • Summits & Forums
  • Panel Discussions
  • Workshops*
  • Classroom Visits
  • Consulting Engagements
  • Residencies
  • Special Events
  • Group Gatherings
  • Book Discussions & Signings

*World Without Hate’s Empathy Ambassadors Leadership Training Program

Featured Topics:

  • Building a World Without Hate
  • The Healing & Transforming Power of Forgiveness
  • Forgiving the Unforgivable 
  • The True American: Two People, One Country
  • Building Bridges: Empathy, Compassion, Understanding & Acceptance
  • Finding Peace, Building Community
  • Breaking Down Barriers of the “Other”
  • Empathy & Compassion in the Workplace: From the Board Room to the Front Lines
  • Never Giving Up: My Path to the American Dream 
  • Workplace Violence & Prevention 
  • Demystifying Islam
  • Forgiveness & Healthy Human Development

Organizations & Venues:

  • Public & Private Secondary Schools
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Corporations & Businesses
  • Non-Profits & Community Organizations
  • Government Agencies
  • Professional Associations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Juvenile Detention & Correctional Community