Nazia Hussain is the director of the Open Society Foundations project At Home in Europe. As part of the Foundations’ ongoing work on minority rights in Europe, Hussain is directing research on policies and practices relating to integration in 11 EU cities, and the impact of various public policies on identity and belonging. She is also leading advocacy efforts arising from the findings.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Hussain worked for over seven years in various post-conflict countries. She was deployed as a human rights officer in Afghanistan, based in the southern and eastern regions as well as parts of the north and Kabul provinces. From 1999 to 2001, she was a human rights officer for the OSCE in Mitrovica, Kosovo, and has also worked for the EU Monitoring Mission and OSCE in Macedonia and Croatia respectively. From 2004 to 2005, she was the researcher on Afghanistan for Amnesty International at the International Secretariat.
Hussain holds an MSc in political theory and political sociology and a BA (honors) in English literature.