Tim Hanstad is President and CEO of Landesa, a global development non-profit that works to secure land rights for the world’s poor. Hanstad has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership, social entrepreneurship, project management, research,
policy advocacy, training and writing on land rights and international development.
He is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, World Economic Forum community, Bretton Woods Committee and Global Washington Policy Panel, and serves on the board of Global Washington. He has been recognized as a leading social entrepreneur by the Schwab
Foundation and the Skoll Foundation.
Hanstad is an associate faculty member at the University of Washington School of Law. He holds a JD and an LLM (both with Honors) from the University of Washington School of Law, and a BA (magna cum laude) from Seattle Pacific University in Political
Science and History. Hanstad lives in Seattle with his wife Chitra and four children.
September 10, 2012 / Tim Hanstad
We need to shine a spotlight on the role land ownership can play in helping poor, rural families grow a better future for their daughters.
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