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Hailey is available to speak on topics ranging from the power of storytelling to human security, trauma, and displacement. She holds Masters of International Public Policy concentrating on international conflict from Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies as well as 10 years of global work experience across conflict and post-conflict zones, including Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia, Nigeria, and more. Hailey's expertise ranges from migration and forced displacement to armed conflict and global fragility, violent extremism, and mass atrocities.


To arrange a speaking engagement or lecture either via Zoom or in person, please use the contact information below:


Email  /

Cell  /  804-761-1310 

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2024  Expert Panelist, the U.S. State Department International Exchange Session, "Photojournalists: Mental Health, Self-care, and Security" (Virtual) 

2023   Featured Speaker, National Geographic Georgia, "Documenting Displacement: Ukrainian Refugees in Georgia" (In-person)


2023   Featured Speaker, the U.S. Embassy in Georgia x Museograph, "Artist Talk: Missing Home Exhibition" (In-person)


2023   Panelist, the Global Counter-Terrorism Institute, "Women’s Access to Education and Employment in Conflict-Affected Countries" (Virtual) 

2023   Panelist, Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Women in Leadership Conference, "The Human Cost of Conflict in Ukraine" (In-person)

2021   Guest Lecturer,  St. Anne's-Belfield School, "Documenting Trauma and Displacement" (Virtual) 

2020   Speaker, Miami University Inside Washington Program, "A Photojournalist's Career: Documenting Conflict," (In-person) 


2019   Featured Speaker, Georgetown University and Rotary International's Peace and Conflict Resolution Conference,  "The Role of Imagery in Truth-Telling and Peacebuilding" (In-person)

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.


- C.S. Lewis

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