Diana Ayton-Shenker


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Most Recent Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Leonardo, the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology, Chief Executive Officer

Past or Other Affiliation / Department / Job Title:


  • Arizona State University, _Professor

ISEA Bio(s) Available:


  • ISEA2020

    Diana Ayton-Shenker is the CEO of Leonardo, the International Society for Arts, Sciences, and Technology; Executive Director of ASU-Leonardo Initiative, and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. She is author and editor of four books, most recently “A New Global Agenda: Priorities, Practices, & Pathways of the International Community;” founder of multiple social enterprises including Global Momenta and the Fast Forward Fund; and has held senior positions with Human Rights Watch, P.E.N, and Mercy Corps. She was the inaugural Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Wharton, Global Catalyst at the New School (NYC), and Sr. Fellow in Venture Philanthropy (Bard College). Diana speaks four languages and holds an LLM, International Human Rights Law (University of Essex) and BA, International Relations (University of Pennsylvania).


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Last Known Location:


  • New York City, New York, United States of America

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