Jomana Qaddour

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2019

Doctoral Student, Georgetown Law

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Jomana Qaddour is a doctoral student at Georgetown Law, focusing on ethno-sectarian political identities and their impact on constitutional frameworks in Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. She is also a Policy Advisor to the Orient Research Center, a Dubai-based think tank focused on U.S.-GCC relations and policy. Jomana co-founded Syria Relief & Development, a humanitarian organization that has provided over $55 million worth of aid in Syria and the region.

Until July 2018, she was a Senior Policy Analyst at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom where she covered Syria, Iraq, Egypt, and Turkey. Prior to that, she was a Senior Analyst at Caerus Associates, where she managed the Syria atmospherics project for USAID's Office of Transition Initiatives. Jomana also served as a Senior Research Assistant for the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where she focused on Syria, Egypt, Palestinian politics, and Islamist movements.

Jomana is currently a member of the Anti Defamation League's Task Force to Protect Minority Communities of the Middle East focusing on Iraq and Syria, as well as a 2019 Truman National Security Fellow. Jomana received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University.

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