Omar Shakir In Conversation with Peter Beinart

Omar Shakir (photo: Human Rights Watch)
Join Jewish Currents Editor at Large Peter Beinart in a conversation with Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine Director of Human Rights Watch.
Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 8:00 am (PDT) / 11:00 am (EST)
Location: On-line
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Tickets: Free, must register
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Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, investigates human rights abuses in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. Prior to his current 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. He speaks English and Arabic.

You can find Omar on twitter @OmarSShakir.

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