Global Memo Contributors

 Tony Fleming Tony Fleming is the managing editor (and creator) of He is a communications and advocacy professional with over 15 years experience supporting United Nations advocacy efforts as a Board member, staffer, online communications manager and editor-in-chief. He has been a volunteer/activist with Citizens for Global Solutions, the United Nations Association of the USA, and the WFM/IGP for over a decade. 
Marianna Mariana Rodriguez Pareja is a communications expert and a human rights advocate, with a special interest in international affairs and gender Issues. She served as a media strategist for the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and in the office of the ICC’s President. She is currently a human rights lawyer attached to the permanent mission of Argentina to the United Nations.
 John Daly John Daly is a former director of the USAID Office of Research and an instructor at George Washington University. His professional background is in promoting the capacity for communication technology in developing nations. He served as the acting Work Program Administrator of infoDev, and has been a consultant with the RAND Corporation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and on the Research and Training Network of the Development Gateway. He was vice president of Americans for UNESCO from 2005-2012.
 melissa-kaplan Melissa Kaplan is advocacy manager for aid reform and effectiveness at U.S.-based NGO network InterAction. Prior to joining InterAction, Melissa was deputy director of Government Relations and Citizens for Global Solutions from 2010 to 2012, where she managed congressional outreach and advocacy efforts on several issues, including U.N. funding, genocide prevention and the International Criminal Court.
 Sara Bannerman Sara Bannerman is Assistant Professor at McMaster University. She is the author of The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism, 1842-1971 and has published a variety of articles and book chapters on international copyright and international copyright history.
 Sarah James Sarah James recently completed a M.A. in Cultural Studies & Critical Theory at McMaster University. Her main area of academic focus is on New Media practices and their relationship to intellectual property. She graduated with honors from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in Communication and Arts Administration. In the past, she has worked with the Canadian JUNO Awards Host Committee, on the subcommittee for Music and Education. She has traveled to China as a part of the International Scholar Laureate Program, and is currently preparing to move to Japan for a year.
 Bonnie Leko-Shapiroe Bonnie Leko-Shapiro recently completed a M.A. in International Development, with a concentration in Cultural Economics, at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She has lived and studied in France and worked in Morocco and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Prior to graduate school, she headed community outreach and education for a social services agency in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with honors from Gonzaga University with a B.A. in International Studies and French. She currently works in non-profit administration in Washington, DC.
 Eike-Biehler2 Eike Biehler blogs about world travel (he’s visited at least 88 countries and touched down in two others). He is a mathematician holding degrees including a doctorate from Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), a public research university in Germany, and works with a leading human resources consulting firm in Wiesbaden.
 Mark Kersten   Gravatar Profile Mark Kersten is a PhD student in International Relations at the London School of Economics who writes the noted blog Justice in Conflict. His work focuses on the nexus of international criminal justice and conflict resolution. Specifically, he is examining the effects of the ICC on peace processes and negotiations in northern Uganda and Libya.