Lauren Martin is the Communications Officer at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. Previously she worked as the Head of Communications for Sydney Opera House. An award-winning journalist, she was an editor in Australia at The Sydney Morning Herald and later of The Global Mail, appearing in that capacity at the Sydney and Melbourne Writers Festivals. In the United States, she was Managing Editor of the [Martha’s] Vineyard Gazette and Washington Editor for Institutional Investor publications. She earned a BA in Journalism and Political Science (Phi Beta Kappa) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.