Layli Miller-Muro

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Layli Miller-Muro "is the Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center. Prior to joining Tahirih as Executive Director in 2001, Ms. Miller-Muro was an attorney at the law firm of Arnold & Porter where she practiced international litigation and maintained a substantial pro bono practice. Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mrs. Miller-Muro was an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals. She co-authored the book, Do They Hear You When You Cry (Delacorte Press 1998) with former client, Fauziya Kassindja, which details the story of a young woman's flight from female genital mutilation and her historical impact on U.S. law as the first woman to receive asylum on that basis. The author of numerous articles on female genital mutilation, immigration law, and human rights abuses against women, Mrs. Miller-Muro is frequently asked to lecture at universities and conferences throughout the world as well as serve as an expert on those subjects to media sources. She is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mrs. Miller-Muro received her J.D. (summa cum laude) and M.A. (international relations) from American University and B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Agnes Scott College." [1]

"Layli is recipient of the Voices of Courage Media Award, Agnes Scott College Young Alumni Award, Human Relations Award, and the Woodrow Wilson Princeton Community Service Award." [2]

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  1. Directors, Tahirih Justice Center, accessed November 14, 2008.
  2. Directors, Council for Global Education, accessed November 17, 2008.
  3. Directors, Council for Global Education, accessed November 17, 2008.