Ourania S. Yancopoulos with Niki Seth-Smith

Ourania S. Yancopoulos is the former Adviser to the United Nations Group of Friends for Gender Parity and Lead Researcher, Project Manager, and Curator of the Group’s initiative, HERstory: A Celebration of Leading Women in the United Nations. She is also a journalist with openDemocracy. Ms. Yancopoulos graduated magna cum laude from Columbia  University in 2016, with a dual-major in Political Science and Statistics, and a concentration in Modern Greek Studies. Follow her on Twitter @niayancopoulos.

Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist, editor and fiction writer, published in Al Jazeera UK, VICE UK, the London Review of Books, the London Magazine, the New Humanist and others. At openDemocracy she has been Editor at OurKingdom (now oD UK), OurBeeb, and 50.50 (Interim Editor Jan-March 2017) and has co-edited two books: 'Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy' and 'Re-thinking the BBC: Public Media in the 21st Century'. She lives in Athens, and is writing a novel.

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