Kiran Singh Sirah
KIRAN SINGH SIRAH is President of the International Storytelling Center (ISC), an educational and cultural institution dedicated to enriching the lives of people around the world through storytelling. ISC organizes the world’s premiere storytelling event, the National Storytelling Festival, and supports applied storytelling initiatives across a wide variety of industries. Prior to his appointment at ISC, Kiran developed a number of award-winning peace-building programs in cultural centers across the UK. As an artist, folklorist, teacher, and advocate for social justice, he has used the power of human creativity to establish dialogue. An advisory member to UNESCO and a Rotary World Peace fellow, he has developed educational programs and publications, articles, talks and conference papers on interdisciplinary approaches to relationship building in communities and around the globe. In 2017, Sirah was awarded the “Champion of Peace” recognition at the culmination of Geneva Peace Week, during Rotary UN Day at United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, in recognition for his work to advance the arts of storytelling, within the arenas of global development and peacebuilding. Kiran firmly believes Storytelling not only has the power the enrich lives, but it also holds the key to building a better world.