Frances Pinter

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Frances Pinter

"At the age of 23, was the first woman to establish her own publishing company in the UK. Pinter Publishers became a leader in the social sciences. Also founded the environmental studies imprint Belhaven Press and acquired the humanities imprint Leicester University Press.

"Subsequently, was invited by philanthropist and financier George Soros to devise multi-million dollar programmes supporting publishing and education in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism.

"Frances Pinter has extensive international experience as an entrepreneur and leader in the commercial and non-profit sectors. She has established companies, and advised others how to set up new operations and transform existing ones.

"Recently she was CEO of International House Trust, which owns a premier language school in London and holds a 50% share of International House World Organisation Ltd., an affiliated network of 140 language schools in over 40 countries.

"Frances is currently Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics, and is working with former Reuters journalist Marcus Ferrar on a book on Hungary in Europe. She has acted as consultant to Creative Commons and is now conducting a research project on alternative licencing practices in developing countries." [1] CV

"Dr. Frances Pinter currently works in the area of Intellectual Property Rights and has been a consultant to Creative Commons. She was previously Publishing Director for the Soros Foundation Network and was the founder of Pinter Publishers. In 2000/01 she was a visiting fellow at LSE's Centre for Civil Society. She sits on the Editorial Board of the Global Civil Society Yearbook and is a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance." [2]

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  1. Biography, Frances Pinter, accessed December 20, 2007.
  2. Frances Pinter, LSE, accessed December 20, 2007.

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