Speakers & Contributors 


Edward Mortimer

Edward was a journalist on The Times (1967-85) and the Financial Times (1987-98). He served as Chief Speechwriter and Director of Communications to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (1998-2006), and as Chief Programme Officer of the Salzburg Global Seminar (2007-2011). He is now a Distinguished Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His writings include Faith and Power: the Politics of Islam (1982), The Rise of the French Communist Party (1984), The World That FDR Built (1989) and (with Timothy Garton Ash and Kerem Öktem) Freedom in Diversity (2013). He also co-edited Euro-Communism, Myth or Reality? (1979) and People, Nation & State: the Meaning of Ethnicity & Nationalism (1999).

Leslye Orloff

Leslye Orloff is Adjunct Professor and Director of the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) American University Washington College of Law which provides national technical assistance and training on legal protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking. Ms. Orloff’s 38-year career includes leading drafting and implementation of VAWA self-petitioning, U/T visa immigration relief, public benefits access, legal services and family law protections for immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. NIWAP provides national technical assistance, training and bench-books and law and social science journal articles for judges, attorneys, law enforcement, and prosecutors on legal rights and service available to help immigrant victims and children.

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