Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: "Libraries are what water is to fish."

"Libraries are what water is to fish."

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born Dutch-American human rights activist, author, and former politician.  She was the 2015 Arthur Curley Memorial lecturer at ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. We spoke with her about the importance of libraries.

She was chosen as one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. She is currently a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.