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Past Speakers

Past Speakers


Past Speakers

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Academic Director, Global Institute for Human Rights; Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Baria Alamuddin

International Human Rights Journalist

Lopa Banerjee

Chief, Civil Society Section, UN Women

Sophie Browne

LGBTIQ+ Policy Specialist,
UN Women

David R. Boyd

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

Khamsavath Chanthavysouk

UN Women

Antonio M. Cisneros
de Alencar

Equality and Non-Discrimination Section, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Tonye Cole

Co-Founder and former Group Executive Director, Sahara Group

Ally Coll

President & Co-Founder, Purple Campaign

Francesca Daverio

Sr. Counsel and Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice President and
Group General Counsel,
The World Bank

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director,
Late State Startups & Unicorns,


Anand Grover

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

Farahnaz Ispahani

Global Fellow Asia Program, Wilson Center;
Author and former Member,
Pakistan Parliament

Natalie Jabangwe

Chief Executive Officer, EcoCash

Indira Jaising

Senior Advocate; Founder, India’s Human Rights Organization Lawyers Collective

Fatima Kassem

Former Director,
UN-Centre for Women, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Joy Kategekwa

Strategic Advisor to the Assistant Administrator and Director,
United Nations Development Program’s Regional Bureau for Africa

Anne T. Kuriakose

Senior Social Development Specialist, Climate Investment Funds,
The World Bank

Irene Khan

First Woman Director-General of the International Development Law Organization (IDLO); Former Secretary-General of Amnesty International

Amb. Moushira Khattab

Former Diplomat and Minister of State for Family and Population,
The Arab Republic of Egypt;
Executive President,
Boutros Gahli Foundation

Aarti Kohli

Executive Director of Advancing Justice,
Asian Law Caucus

Michael A. Lawson

President and CEO,
Los Angeles Urban League

Rebecca Musiitwa

Global Program Manager, Africa,
Obama Foundation

Meera Narayanaswamy

Senior Operations Officer, Corporate Strategy & Partnerships,
International Finance Corporation

 Jenni Olson

Acclaimed nonfiction filmmaker, writer, LGBT film curator, historian, and collector

Sarah Paoletti

Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Hon. Taswell Papier

Office of the Chief Justice of South Africa

Julien Pellaux

Strategic Planning and Operations Adviser,
UN Women

H.E. Mohan Pieris

Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations

Susan Harris Rimmer

Australian Research Council Future Fellow,
Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy

Mehrnoosh Sameki

Senior Technical Program Manager,

Priscilla Santos

Climate Change & Environmental Policy Expert

Esther Soma

Women Peace and Security Expert,
UN Women, South Sudan

Gitanjali Swamy

Managing Partner,
IoTask, LLC;
Representative to the
UN EQUALS Leadership Coalition

Paula Tavares

Senior Legal and Gender Specialist,
The World Bank

Melanne Verveer

First U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues; Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security