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Omar Shakir

Co-author, 'Living Under Drones'
Stanford University International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic
Omar Shakir received his JD from Stanford Law School in June and is co-author of ‘Living Under Drones’, the Stanford/NYU report that assessed the civilians consequences of US drone strikes in Pakistan. A 2007-2008 Fulbright Scholar in Syria, his work has focused on human rights and the law in the Muslim world and in the US. In law school, he worked at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the ACLU, and the Santa Clara County Public Defender's Office. At Stanford, he served as president of the International Law Society, co-president of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Program, co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild, and founding vice president of the Stanford Association for Law in the Middle East. Omar holds an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown and a BA in International Relations from Stanford. This fall, Omar will join Human Rights Watch as a fellow based in Cairo.

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