Maria (Masha) Kalinina, Esq., is an international trade policy specialist with Humane Society International (HSI). Specializing in wildlife trade, Ms. Kalinina co-leads the HSI campaign to end trophy hunting, advocates to increase protections for a variety of wildlife species under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and works to include strong wildlife provisions in the environment chapters of global free trade agreements. Prior to HSI, Masha worked for Booz Allen Hamilton providing consulting services for clients including the US Department of Defense, Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Intelligence Community. Masha earned her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from George Washington University and her law degree from the William and Mary School of Law. She is a practicing attorney in the state of Maryland.
In the first half, Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) joined George Knapp for his annual animal welfare program to discuss his latest book, The Humane Economy. During hour three, Maria Kalinina of Humane Society International talked about... More »