Dwayne Leslie, Deputy Secretary General

Dwayne Leslie, Esq., was elected Deputy Secretary General of the IRLA in 2011 and represents the organization in Washington, D.C.—on Capitol Hill, at the White House, and among Washington’s diplomatic corps. Additionally, he serves as a member of the Secretariat for the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief.

For four years, Leslie served as host for Global Faith and Freedom, a weekly television show broadcast on the Hope Channel focusing on international religious liberty issues. A frequent commentator on law and religion issues, Leslie’s writing has been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Message and Liberty magazines.

Leslie studied Economics and Political Science at Andrews University, where he received his bachelor’s degree, with honors. After graduating from Andrews, Leslie went on to receive his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he served as Managing Editor of the International Tax & Business Lawyer (now known as the Berkeley Journal of International Law) and was also a member of the school’s Jessup International Law Moot Court team.