ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities

ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities

The mission of ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities is to bring international attention to the human rights offenses committed against minority communities in the Middle East. The Task Force consists of regional and topical experts who serve as an advisory body to augment ADL’s work in protecting vulnerable minorities by identifying, elevating, and educating on emerging human rights issues in the Middle East.

The task force is comprised of leading scholars, experts, and activists:

Dr. Sharon Nazarian, Chair, ADL Senior Vice President of International Affairs

Maziar Bahari, Filmmaker, Journalist & Editor of IranWire | Human Rights Activist

Farahnaz Ispahani, Senior Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Religious Freedom and Human Rights Advocate

Dr. Aykan Erdemir, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies | Religious Freedom and Minority Rights Scholar & Advocate

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, Founder of Alliance for Rights of All Minorities | Iranian Religious Minorities Activist

Johnnie Moore, Commissioner, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom | Evangelical Leader & Religious Minorities Activist

Alireza Nader, Founder and CEO of New Iran | Iran Human Rights Activist & Independent Researcher

Samuel Tadros, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom | Researcher & Activist

Shadi Martini, Director of Humanitarian Relief and Regional Relations, Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees

Dr. Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir, Coordinator, ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities

Blogs from the Task Force are available on Medium

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