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Conor Grennan

Founder of Next Generation Nepal and International Child Rights Advocate

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Conor Grennan Biography

Conor Grennan is the founder of Next Generation Nepal (NGN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in post-war Nepal, and the author of the memoir Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal (William Morrow). Since NGN's inception, Grennan has made several return trips to Nepal and helped reconnect more than 300 children with their families. Grennan's book and his presentations recount, in dramatic and often humorous detail, how a three-month volunteer gig at the Little Princes Children's Home in a small Nepalese village transformed into a personal mission to reconnecting trafficked children with their families. An engaging and energetic keynote speaker, Grennan has spoken at the Grand Opening Conference for West Point Center for the Rule of Law and given convocation and commencement speeches for New York University's Stern School of Business. He is a perfect speaker for colleges and universities (especially First Year Experience common reading programs), child rights groups, community one-book programs, and public and private high schools.

In 2004, when Grennan was about to turn 30, he planned a year-long trip around the world, which was to begin with a brief stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What was supposed to be just a three-month experience changed Grennan's life, and the lives of countless others.

While playing on the roof of the orphanage one day, Grennan was approached by a woman who would turn out to be the mother of two of the wards. Over hours of conversations with her, Grennan learned the truth about the kids he'd come to love. Many of the little princes were not orphans but rather had been taken from their homes and families by child traffickers. In addition to losing two of her boys, this woman, while under the control of a human trafficker, was doing her best to keep seven other terrified kids alive in her mud hut. Grennan's life changed in those moments, as he decided to commit himself to these kids, regularly traveling three hours by bus to take them food. After securing spots in an orphanage for all seven and arranging for an excellent local staff to run the Little Princes orphanage, Grennan escaped Nepal, one day before revolution erupted in Kathmandu, with the King's police shooting protestors in the streets.

After arriving home, Grennan received a devastating email reporting that the seven kids had disappeared, snatched once again by the same trafficker. Soon he was back in Kathmandu, riding through the chaotic streets on the back of a local's motorcycle, searching for his kids, seven needles in a corrupt haystack. And that is where Grennan's story begins.

Grennan pledged to not only start a new orphanage for these seven but to start an entirely new program dedicated to reuniting kids with their lost families in remote villages in the Nepalese hills, a four-day walk at best through war-torn precincts with no roads. He lived under constant fear of retribution from the traffickers, confronted drunken Maoist soldiers in the dark of night, and walked for four weeks on an injured leg with little and sometimes no food, waiting to be rescued by a World Food Organization helicopter that never arrived. He made a four-day walk in two days -- moving through the dangerous night -- to catch a flight from a remote spot before the snows of December arrived. He needed to return by December 22nd, both because that was the agreed-upon panic date on which friends would alert authorities if he didn't return, and because it was the date that the woman he'd fallen in love with over email would arrive at his door so they could, at long last, meet in person. Since that first fateful trip, Grennan's team has reconnected almost 300 families with children they feared were lost to them forever.

Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels. During that time, he developed and managed a wide variety of projects focusing on issues such as peace and reconciliation in the Balkans, community development in Central Eastern Europe, and harmonizing anti-trafficking policy at the highest levels of government in the European Union and the former Yugoslavia in cooperation with the top experts in the field. In 2001 he was made Deputy Director of EWI's Program on Security and Good Governance, and served as the Advisor on EU Affairs to EWI's Worldwide Security Program.

Grennan is a citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and was based in Kathmandu, Nepal, until October 2007. He is now on the Board of Directors of NGN. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he served as president of the student body. Currently he resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

• Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

   

• Finding a Vocation After College: How International Travel and Global Volunteerism Give You An Edge in the Job Hunt

   

• Just Show Up: Volunteering to Change Your Life and the Lives of Others—One Person at a Time

   

• Rediscovering Christianity and Your Calling

   

• Child Trafficking and International Adoption

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Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

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    Conor Grennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Generational Issues, Political Speakers.
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    Conor Grennan generally travels from Connecticut, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Conor Grennan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Conor Grennan for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Conor Grennan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Founder of Next Generation Nepal and International Child Rights Advocate

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Conor Grennan Biography

Conor Grennan is the founder of Next Generation Nepal (NGN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in post-war Nepal, and the author of the memoir Little Princes: One Man's Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal (William Morrow). Since NGN's inception, Grennan has made several return trips to Nepal and helped reconnect more than 300 children with their families. Grennan's book and his presentations recount, in dramatic and often humorous detail, how a three-month volunteer gig at the Little Princes Children's Home in a small Nepalese village transformed into a personal mission to reconnecting trafficked children with their families. An engaging and energetic keynote speaker, Grennan has spoken at the Grand Opening Conference for West Point Center for the Rule of Law and given convocation and commencement speeches for New York University's Stern School of Business. He is a perfect speaker for colleges and universities (especially First Year Experience common reading programs), child rights groups, community one-book programs, and public and private high schools.

In 2004, when Grennan was about to turn 30, he planned a year-long trip around the world, which was to begin with a brief stint volunteering in the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal. What was supposed to be just a three-month experience changed Grennan's life, and the lives of countless others.

While playing on the roof of the orphanage one day, Grennan was approached by a woman who would turn out to be the mother of two of the wards. Over hours of conversations with her, Grennan learned the truth about the kids he'd come to love. Many of the little princes were not orphans but rather had been taken from their homes and families by child traffickers. In addition to losing two of her boys, this woman, while under the control of a human trafficker, was doing her best to keep seven other terrified kids alive in her mud hut. Grennan's life changed in those moments, as he decided to commit himself to these kids, regularly traveling three hours by bus to take them food. After securing spots in an orphanage for all seven and arranging for an excellent local staff to run the Little Princes orphanage, Grennan escaped Nepal, one day before revolution erupted in Kathmandu, with the King's police shooting protestors in the streets.

After arriving home, Grennan received a devastating email reporting that the seven kids had disappeared, snatched once again by the same trafficker. Soon he was back in Kathmandu, riding through the chaotic streets on the back of a local's motorcycle, searching for his kids, seven needles in a corrupt haystack. And that is where Grennan's story begins.

Grennan pledged to not only start a new orphanage for these seven but to start an entirely new program dedicated to reuniting kids with their lost families in remote villages in the Nepalese hills, a four-day walk at best through war-torn precincts with no roads. He lived under constant fear of retribution from the traffickers, confronted drunken Maoist soldiers in the dark of night, and walked for four weeks on an injured leg with little and sometimes no food, waiting to be rescued by a World Food Organization helicopter that never arrived. He made a four-day walk in two days -- moving through the dangerous night -- to catch a flight from a remote spot before the snows of December arrived. He needed to return by December 22nd, both because that was the agreed-upon panic date on which friends would alert authorities if he didn't return, and because it was the date that the woman he'd fallen in love with over email would arrive at his door so they could, at long last, meet in person. Since that first fateful trip, Grennan's team has reconnected almost 300 families with children they feared were lost to them forever.

Grennan spent eight years at the EastWest Institute (EWI), both in Prague and the EU Office in Brussels. During that time, he developed and managed a wide variety of projects focusing on issues such as peace and reconciliation in the Balkans, community development in Central Eastern Europe, and harmonizing anti-trafficking policy at the highest levels of government in the European Union and the former Yugoslavia in cooperation with the top experts in the field. In 2001 he was made Deputy Director of EWI's Program on Security and Good Governance, and served as the Advisor on EU Affairs to EWI's Worldwide Security Program.

Grennan is a citizen of the U.S. and Ireland and was based in Kathmandu, Nepal, until October 2007. He is now on the Board of Directors of NGN. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business, where he served as president of the student body. Currently he resides in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

• Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

   

• Finding a Vocation After College: How International Travel and Global Volunteerism Give You An Edge in the Job Hunt

   

• Just Show Up: Volunteering to Change Your Life and the Lives of Others—One Person at a Time

   

• Rediscovering Christianity and Your Calling

   

• Child Trafficking and International Adoption

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  • How do I book Conor Grennan to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Conor Grennan for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Conor Grennan, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Conor Grennan or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Conor Grennan

    Speaking fees for Conor Grennan, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Conor Grennan are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Conor Grennan, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Conor Grennan speak about?

    Conor Grennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Culture, Generational Issues, Political Speakers.
  • Where does Conor Grennan travel from?

    Conor Grennan generally travels from Connecticut, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Conor Grennan’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Conor Grennan for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Conor Grennan for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Conor Grennan or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Conor Grennan is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Conor Grennan for your event is available upon request. Conor Grennan generally travels from CT, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jeffrey Sachs, Daniel Altman, Pastor Rick Warren, Andrew Sullivan and Tim Sanders. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Conor Grennan for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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