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Jaykumar Menon to Discuss Education X PRIZE at AUDACIA

We are delighted to announce that Jaykumar Menon, Senior Director of Education and Global Development, Prize Development, at the X PRIZE Foundation, will join Dr. Donna Blackwell and Trudy Hall in a conversation on incentive prizes for social change.

Jaykumar Menon brings to the X PRIZE Foundation a long history as an award-winning international human rights lawyer. Working with the Center for Constitutional Rights and in conjunction with community activists and private investigators, Mr. Menon has represented the student leaders from Tiananmen Square against Li Peng, helped win a $4 billion judgment on behalf of victims of the Bosnian genocide against Radovan Karadzic and represented the family of the late Nigerian environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa against Royal Dutch Shell. Mr. Menon has also represented several developing countries, including the Republic of South Africa and the head of state of a Caribbean nation, in their dealings with the international economic system.

Mr. Menon is a research fellow at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law at McGill University and has written articles in many peer-reviewed international human rights law journals and reference books. Mr. Menon has also worked at McKinsey & Company and co-founded a venture-funded Internet company. He is a published creative writer, and served as associate editor of a book published by McSweeney’s. Mr. Menon holds a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, a Master of International Affairs from the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. He hopes to creatively effect large-scale positive social change.