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  • Name: Omar Shakir

    Recipient Year: 2011|2010

    Major: Law

    Description: Omar Shakir is Israel & Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch. He has authored dozens of reports on human rights abuses in Israel/Palestine, including “A Threshold Crossed: Israel Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution.” Prior to this role, he was a Bertha Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he focused on US counterterrorism policies, including legal representation of Guantanamo detainees. As the 2013-14 Arthur R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellow at Human Rights Watch, he investigated human rights violations in Egypt, including the Rab’a massacre, one of the largest killings of protesters in a single day. A former Fulbright Scholar in Syria, Omar holds a JD from Stanford Law School, where he co-authored a report on the civilian consequences of US drone strikes in Pakistan as a part of the International Human Rights & Conflict Resolution Clinic, an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Affairs, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford.

    School Name: Stanford University

    Sponsor: Shahin-Fatemeh Scholarship|Mateen Mobeen Foundation Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarsshakir/