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Justin de Leon

Scholar/Filmmaker
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Biography

Justin de Leon was born and raised in Centerville, OH and is an international relations scholar who teaches and researches at the University of Delaware. He is a Rotary World Peace Fellow and an award winning documentary filmmaker who challenges and interrogates oppressive social structures, in the hope to motivate social change. De Leon is interested in peace, poverty, injustice, justice, and security and has worked around the world in places such as Northern Ireland, Honduras, Nepal, India, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and is currently on his way home from conducting fieldwork on the Lakota Sioux Reservations of South Dakota. His most recent documentary film, Give to Live the Movie, is being screened throughout the US and the world.