Tamar Ezer is deputy director of the Law and Health Initiative of the Open Society Public Health Program. Her work focuses on international health and human rights issues in Eastern and Southern Africa and the former Soviet Union. Ezer joined the Open Society Foundations in 2006, following a teaching fellowship with the Georgetown University Law Center’s International Women’s Human Rights Clinic. While at the Clinic, she supervised test cases challenging discriminatory laws and oversaw fact-finding and legislative projects in Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and the Philippines.
Ezer has also taught International Women’s Rights at Tulane Law School’s summer program and has written various articles on the rights of women and children. She has also served as a law clerk for the Southern District of New York and the Supreme Court of Israel. Ezer is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.