Nazia Hussain

Nazia Hussain is the regional manager for the Asia Pacific Regional Office.

She has served as a program director with the Open Society Initiative for Europe, focusing heavily on the issue of migration and integration. From 2007 to 2014, she led the At Home in Europe project focused on the integration of marginalized and minority communities in western European cities through research, advocacy, and grant making. Since 2015, Hussain has led the migration and inclusion team at the Open Society Initiative for Europe. In 2014, she served as the interim codirector of the Program on Independent Journalism and from 2013 to 2015 coordinated the implementation of the Open Society Foundations’ Solidarity Now initiative in Greece.

Prior to joining Open Society, Hussain worked in various postconflict countries. She was deployed as a human rights officer with the United Nations in Afghanistan, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Kosovo and Croatia, and with the European Union Monitoring Mission in Macedonia. From 2004 to 2005, she was the researcher on Afghanistan at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. 

Hussain holds an MSc in political theory and political sociology and a BA (honours) in English literature.