Ammar Abu Zayyad

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Ammar Abu Zayyad is the executive director of the Open Society Foundations Arab Regional Office in Amman.

Prior to this, he worked as senior program officer for rights and governance with the Open Society Middle East and North Africa Initiative for over five years. Before joining the Arab Regional Office, his experience included a fellowship with the Open Society Justice Initiative working with grassroots and human rights organizations, as well as legal practice with the Ittqan law firm in Ramallah, Palestine.

Abu Zayyad holds an LLM in international and comparative law from the University of Virginia School of Law. He speaks Arabic and English.