Conor Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels. During that time, he developed and managed a wide variety of projects focusing on issues such as peace and reconciliation in the Balkans and harmonizing anti-trafficking policy. In 2001 he was made Deputy Director of EWI’s Program on Security and Good Governance, and served as the Advisor on EU Affairs to EWI’s Worldwide Security Program.
Conor left EWI in 2004 on an around the world trip, during which he volunteered in the Little Princes Children’s Home in the village of Godawari, Nepal. When he learned that the children in the home were not orphans, but were in fact trafficked, he moved to Kathmandu, Nepal, and started Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families.
Conor is a citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and a graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he served as president of the student body. He is the President and Founder of Next Generation Nepal, and the author of the NY Times and #1 international bestselling memoir Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, which has been translated into twelve languages so far and has received a bunch of pretty cool awards. He is also a highly requested motivational speaker at universities and corporations (to the constant bewilderment of his wife and children) and he was named a Huffington Post Game Changer of the Year in 2011.
He lives with his wife Liz and his son Finn and his daughter Lucy in Los Angeles, California. Have you been there? It’s nice.