Based in the London office, Aidan Harris is a program officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Harris, a former policy analyst with the Open Society Foundation’s International Advocacy Office, is helping to design and implement the Open Society Foundations’ effort to secure inclusion of justice and education priorities within the post-2015 generation of Millennium Development Goals.
Before joining the Foundations, Harris worked with the UK Labour Party for four years as a foreign policy advisor and also a communications advisor to Ed Miliband, during his leadership campaign. Harris has prior experience with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research, the OSCE mission in Kyrgyzstan, as a grants consultant in Mongolia, and with the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. He obtained an MSc in international relations from Aberystwyth University.