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Distinguished Advisors 

Irina Bokova
Secretary-General, UNESCO


Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Executive Director, UN Women

Global Advisors

  • Radhika Coomaraswamy, former Under Secretary General for Children in Armed Conflict and first UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women. Currently, member of the High Level Fact Finding Mission to Myanmar
  • Asma Jahangir, UN Special Rapporteur for Iran
  • Hina Jilani, member of the Elders and former UN Special Representative for Human Rights Defenders
  • Indira Jaising, former member of the CEDAW Committee and currently, Chair of the High Level Fact Finding Mission to Myanmar 
  • Aisha Oyebode, CEO of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF)
  • Gülser Corat, Director of the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University and the first person to serve as United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Founding Director

Student Fellows

  • Teresa Akkara, L’18
  • Tala Al Jabri, WG’18
  • Beatriz Brown, LLM’18
  • Talya Djemal, LLM’18
  • Rafaela Fischman, L’19
  • Claire Glossop, WG’18
  • Jane Komsky, L’18
  • Talya Kornitzer, LLM’18
  • Jennifer Lee, L’18
  • Samantha Licata, L’18
  • Kimberly Panian, L’18
  • Arhama Rushdi, L’18
  • Akila Sarathy, L’18
  • Heather Swadley, PhD
  • Leah Wong, L’18

Administrative Coordinator

  • Kait Johnstone, Administrative Coordinator, International Programs