Dr Zafra Lerman

Dr Zafra Lerman is a PhD chemist and the President and Founder of the Malta Conferences Foundation, which “aims to promote peace by bringing together scientists from otherwise hostile countries to discuss science and foster international scientific and technical collaboration.” From 1986 to 2010, Dr Lerman chaired the American Chemical Society’s Subcommittee on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights. She has been successful in preventing executions, releasing prisoners of conscience from jail and bringing dissidents to freedom.