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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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The Central African Republic is Once Again on the Verge of Total Meltdown

Renewed violence threatens fragile gains

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Canada is Joining the Iraq Coalition–And that Matters. (Really!)

Canada “will not stand on the sidelines and watch” the fight against IS

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Full Participation For Women and Girls in the 21st Century

It’s time to close the gender gap

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Inspiration for Change at Social Good Summit 2014

A dose of hope and practical thinking for change from the 2014 Social Good Summit

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry poses for a photo with Iraqi Council of Representatives Speaker Salim al-Jabouri in Baghdad, Iraq on September 10, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

4 Things You Need to Know About the International Coalition to Fight ISIS

France played host. Here’s what was decided

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Francois Hollande May Be Struggling at Home. But So What?

The French president pays a visit to Iraq

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