Leslie Ader

Advocacy Intern in Genève

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Leslie Ader has a diverse interdisciplinary background. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History & Pre-Law at Lebanon Valley College, her initial M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, and another Master’s degree in Nationalism Studies at Central European University. Leslie also has fieldwork experience in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, working on advocacy projects for asylum seekers and disabled children. Her doctoral work at NCCR on the Move with the Swiss National Foundation at the Université de Neuchâtel examining the intersection of disability and Migration within the Swiss legal system in relation to various social rights (e.g. right to reside, family reunification, access to citizenship) and protections enshrined within various Human Rights Conventions. Leslie continue to work in this area of research within the humanitarian and international non-governmental sector with her current position with Humanity and Inclusion's (formerly Handicap International) advocacy team.


  • Discipline: Political Science, International Relations. Sociology, Migration, Law,
  • Sub-topics: Nationalism, Populism, Migration-Mobility, Human Rights, Vulnerability, Disability
  • Work
    • Humanity Inclusion
  • Education
    • University of Neuchâtel/NCCR on the Move
    • Central European University (CEU)
    • Arcadia University
    • Lebanon Valley College (LVC)