Laleh Ispahani

Guest Author

Laleh Ispahani (@lispahani) is managing director of Open Society-U.S., where she oversees the region’s domestic and foreign policy work on issues of democracy, equality and justice. She was previously the program’s Acting Director; Acting Deputy; and Director of its Democracy Division. Before OSF, she worked at the ACLU, as Senior Policy Counsel in the International Human Rights & Racial Justice Programs. She was raised in Dacca, Karachi and Tehran, and now lives in New York City, with a Finnish partner with whom she is raising their 14 year old.  She was educated at Harvard College, and the Georgetown University Law Center

Articles by this author: