Zaha Hassan Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie

Zaha Hassan is an attorney and human rights advocate. Her civil rights work includes challenging the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program against Muslims and Arab Americans. Hassan is also a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focus is on Palestine-Israel, the use of international legal mechanisms by political movements, and the interplay between US foreign policy and domestic politics as it relates to the US-Palestinian bilateral relationship. Previously, she was the coordinator and senior legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team, and was a member of the Palestinian delegation to Quartet-sponsored exploratory talks between 2011 and 2012. She regularly participates in track II peace efforts.