Speaker Bio

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Ami Horowitz
Writer, Producer, & Director of Ami on the Streets

Ami Horowitz is the son of an Iranian immigrant and was born and raised in Los Angeles.  After graduating from the University of Southern California, Ami managed a democratic candidate's campaign for state comptroller of Maryland and then moved into investment banking in New York, After more than a decade in investment banking, he decided to follow his true calling and become a filmmaker. Despite having no filmmaking experience, Ami immersed himself and became a writer, producer, and director.   Over the last ten years, he has produced a highly-regarded theatrical release, “U.N. Me,” a documentary about the United Nations, as well as a series of edgy and powerful YouTube and Facebook videos that have garnered more than 100 million views around the world. Horowitz has traveled with Syrian immigrants across the Aegean ocean in a rickety raft and shelled by Ivorian rebels. His exploits and accomplishments garnered coverage in major publication worldwide. Horowitz recently entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, and he prides himself on having more real-world experience than any of the candidates running  By running for the nomination, he feels he can achieve his goal to help solve the challenges that we face as a nation.