Jerry White

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About the Author

Jerry White has dedicated his life to helping victims of violent conflict heal their wounds and rebuild their lives. He grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family south of Boston and graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with Honors in Judaic Studies (the first non-Jewish student to take that major at the school). He also has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Honorary Doctorate from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.  In 1997, Jerry co-founded Landmine Survivors Network (LSN)--the first international organization created by and for survivors to help victims recover from trauma and fulfill their rights.  During the past five years, Jerry has led the survivor charge for a U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities--the first major human rights treaty negotiated since the end of the Cold War. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations; and appeared in hundreds of media interviews and profiles.