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Penelope is an international affairs and development analyst, with many years of experience in the non-profit sector. Based in Toronto, she currently works for an electoral technology company as Sales Projects Coordinator. In parallel, Penelope is the Director of Program with The Delian Project, an NGO whose mandate is to help jurisdictions implement positive change in the democratic voting process through the application of technology. Previously, she was communications and fundraising for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and worked with the Clinton Foundation in Vancouver and New York. Born and raised in France, she earned a BA in international relations and political science from Tufts University in 2005, and a MA in international affairs with a focus on conflict and security from Sciences Po Paris in 2007.Penelope is also the founder and director of The Niapele Project, a grassroots NGO working in Liberia.

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Peace Talks Kick Off for the Central African Republic

A rocky start to the negotiations


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Crédits A.Karaghezian/ECPAD

France’s Gamble in the Sahel

France announced a major shift in its African operations


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Understanding the EU Human Rights Court’s Big Ruling on France’s Headscarf Ban

European Court of Human Rights upholds the French burqa and niqab ban


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Joe Louis' fist - Detroit

Why is the UN raising concerns about Detroit?

The UN issues a warning about the right of the people of Detroit


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UNHCR/ B.Ntwari/ January 2014

Displacement in the Central African Republic – By The Numbers

Looking at displacement figures in the Central African Republic


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President of Côte d'Ivoire Addresses General Assembly

Laurent Gbagbo To Face Trial at International Criminal Court

First ICC trial for a former head of state


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