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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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Why We Should Be Paying Attention to Elections in Burkina Faso

A bastion of regional stability may be in peril.

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Lessons of the Rwandan Genocide for the International Community

What humanity can learn

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Map of the day: Mapping Migrant Deaths at Europe’s Borders

Over 20,000 people have lost their lives trying to reach Europe since 2000

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Elections in Quebec: What You Need To Know

The sovereignty question looms large in Quebec elections.

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Is the “international community” turning its back on the Central African Republic?

CAR needs more help than we are giving it.

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A regional peacekeeper checks an abandoned home in one of many deserted villages lining the road south of Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Photo: IRIN/Hannah McNeish

Pledges for the Central African Republic Fall Far Short

Donors gathered in Adis last week for a pledging conference.

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