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Terra Lawson-Remer is a policy entrepreneur, attorney, and political economist. Her expertise spans international economic law, sustainable development, social impact investing, extractive industries, global economic policy, property and natural resource rights, inequality, social accountability and legal empowerment, and human rights. Her exploits include surfing, rockclimbing, and rappelling off the side of the New York Plaza Hotel with a 40 x 60 foot anti-war banner. She is currently Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst, a global research, strategy, and legal firm pioneering evidence-based approaches to social and environmental justice. She previously served as Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Fellow for Civil Society, Markets & Democracy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Assistant Professor of International Affairs at The New School. Terra earned her B.A. from Yale University, and her J.D. and Ph.D. from New York University.