Ben Schott
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We've followed Ben's writing from the New York Times to Playboy (told you it was for the articles) and can attest that his intellectual palette is incredibly extensive. From data architecture and in-depth analysis to secret languages and hand signals – Ben has created a unique approach to information and its graphical presentation. Ben is the author and designer of theSchott's Original Miscellany and Schott's Almanac series, and his latest book is Schottenfruede. Together these have sold more than 2.5 million copies, in 21 languages. Sessions with Ben will support The Center for the Victims of Torture.

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The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture and violent conflict. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. Since our founding in 1985, CVT has: Rehabilitated over 23,000 torture and war trauma survivors through direct healing; Engaged in post-conflict community building after some of the world’s deadliest wars, working in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan and Kenya; Pioneered research in torture survivor rehabilitation to better understand the effects of torture and how best to heal survivors.