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Nadia Ben-Youssef, Esq.

DIRECTOR

Nadia Ben-Youssef is the co-founder and director of Adalah Justice Project (AJP), and works at the intersection of law, advocacy, and art to advance human rights. Prior to leading AJP, she worked with Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah) both in Palestine/Israel and in the US. She coordinated Adalah's international advocacy on behalf of the indigenous Palestinian Bedouin community in the Naqab, and most recently served as the organization's first USA Representative. As an outgrowth of her work in the US, AJP was launched in February 2017 to influence American policy and practice in Palestine/Israel. Nadia is a member of the New York State Bar, and holds a BA in Sociology from Princeton University, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

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Sandra Tamari

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Sandra Tamari is a Palestinian-American organizer and the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Adalah Justice Project (AJP). Prior to her work with AJP, Sandra served as the Senior Program Manager for AMIDEAST, the Assistant Director of Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, and from 2008-2009 worked with Al-Jana, Arab Resource Center for Popular Arts in Beirut. She is a co-founder of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and was co-chair of the Steering Committee for the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights from 2015-2018. Since the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson in August 2014, she has focused her work on building joint liberation efforts between Palestinians and Black Americans.

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Rina Rosenberg (Jabareen), Esq.

ADVISORY BOARD

Rina Rosenberg (Jabareen) is an American lawyer and a co-founder and the International Advocacy Director of Adalah - The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel (Adalah). Her work with Adalah over the last 20 years includes research and advocacy before UN, EU and US bodies; outreach to the international media; writing and editing publications; extensive fundraising and institutional development projects.

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Jamil Dakwar

ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR

Jamil Dakwar is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.  He leads a team of lawyers and advocates who use a human rights framework to complement existing ACLU legal and legislative advocacy primarily in the areas of counter-terrorism, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and criminal and juvenile justice.

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Nadia Saah

ADVISORY BOARD

Nadia Saah is the Director of Strategic Development & Initiatives at the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU), a media organization dedicated to advancing Palestinian freedom, justice, and equality. From 1992-2012, Nadia served as an entertainment executive and strategy consultant for leading companies and institutions such as Discovery Communications Inc., Nintendo, Warner Brothers, Open Society Foundation (OSF), the Gere Foundation and BoomGen Studios.