Flynn Coleman is an international human rights attorney, an author, a professor, a public speaker, a social innovator, an ethical fashion designer, a mindfulness, innovation, and creativity teacher, a social justice activist, a former competitive athlete, and a founder and CEO. She has taught at The New School, Parsons School of Design and was also the founding fellow at the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at NYU School of Law.
She has a background in emerging technologies, international trade, war crimes, genocide, gender equality, behavioral economics, political reconciliation, post-conflict justice, artificial intelligence, the future of autonomous weaponry and war, ethical design and leadership, and improving access to justice and education through innovation. She has spoken, written, and taught globally on issues of social entrepreneurship, social innovation, human rights, artificial intelligence, global citizenship, adventure for social good, storytelling, innovation, creativity, redefining success, and the future of work, purpose, technology, and humanity.
Flynn is a contributing writer for such publications as HuffPost, Global Citizen, Darling Magazine, Caring Magazine, Thrive Global, and Dame Traveler. Her work has been translated into various languages and appears in educational textbooks. She was the founding teacher at King’s College London Dickson Poon School of Law on redefining success in the law, and is a faculty member at The School of Life and General Assembly.
She has been named a Henry Luce Scholar, a Designed Good Changemaker, a Wisdom 2.0 scholarship winner, a United Nations writing competition winner, a three-time TEDx speaker, a Council on Foreign Relations Stephen M. Kellen Member, the recipient of the YFU Distinguished Alum Award, and the inaugural recipient of a Women in Sports award. Flynn is also the honoree of the 2018 NCP Visionary Award.
She is the author of the book, A Human Algorithm (2019).
She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, a JD from UC Berkeley School of Law, and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also studied at La Sorbonne, the University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, La Universidad de Chile, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal, and Université de Genève.
A native of Los Angeles, Flynn has lived in France, Switzerland, England, Ireland, Italy, Hong Kong, Fiji, Cambodia, Senegal, the Netherlands, and Chile. She currently calls New York home. Flynn has worked with the United Nations, the United States Federal Government, and with international corporations, universities, and human rights organizations around the world.
She speaks five languages, and her wanderings have taken her from rebuilding homes and schools in New Orleans and Fiji, to distributing gifts to children in Haiti and school supplies in Guatemala and Ethiopia, to teaching How to Make a Difference in a Mongolian yurt in the English countryside, to huffing up Mount Kilimanjaro with her dad, to zodiac boating in Alaska with her mom.