South African Young Academy of Science

Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

Dr. Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian, Ph.D., is a senior research associate at the University of Johannesburg, a leadership development consultant for UNSSC and an education specialist for UNODC. Leyla regularly lectures and keynotes at fora such as TEDx, the US State Department, and NATO Building Integrity. Her areas of expertise include communication, gender, ethics and governance. She is also a published writer with a particular interest in the normative moral theory of Ubuntu. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy and is a member of the International Association of Media and Communication Research as well as the South African Young Academy of Science. For the Austrian Baha’i Community, she manages the social discourse portfolio of its Office of Public Affairs.