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Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Johannesburg

Leyla Tavernaro Haidarian, PhD is a media professional and ubuntu scholar. She has produced and presented for a variety of media outlets including Warner Brothers/KTLA5, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, StarSat, MNet and the SABC. Leyla is a published author, co-founder of a leading educational enterprise and regularly speaks at international fora such as TEDx, The Unique Speaker Bureau and The European Baha'i Business Forum. She currently creates TV shows for StarSat and The Africa Channel USA.


  • 2014–2017
    PhD, University of Johannesburg