Leslie Gilbert-Lurie


Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a writer, lawyer, and philanthropist. She frequently moderates expert panels and publicly speaks on issues relating to human rights, child welfare and policy reform.  Her highly acclaimed memoir, Bending Toward the Sun, was published by Harper Collins in 2009.

Leslie is a member of the International Board of Directors of Human Rights Watch and she co-chairs Human Rights Watch's Los Angeles Committee.  She also is a founding board member and past Board Chair of the Alliance for Children's Rights, a legal rights non profit representing abused, neglected and foster youth.  In additional, Leslie serves on the Board of Directors of the Skirball Cultural Center and she is a member of The Pacific Council on International Policy.

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