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:

George Selim, Co-chair, ADL Senior Vice President for National Affairs

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

Dr. Aykan Erdemir, ADL Director of International Affairs Research; former member of the Turkish Parliament | Religious Freedom and Minority Rights Scholar & Advocate

Susan Heller Pinto, ADL Vice President of International Policy

Farahnaz Ispahani, Senior Fellow at the Religious Freedom Institute & a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former member of the Pakistani Parliament | Religious Freedom & Human Rights Advocate

Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, Founding Director of Alliance for Rights of All Minorities and StopFemicideIran | Human Rights Activist

Shadi Martini, Executive Director of Multifaith Alliance | Human Rights Advocate

Johnnie Moore, President, Congress of Christian Leaders; former Commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom | Evangelical Leader & Religious Minorities Activist

Alireza Nader, Iran Human Rights Activist & Independent Researcher

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

Dr. Tugba Tanyeri Erdemir, Coordinator, ADL’s Task Force on Middle East Minorities | Religious Minorities & Religious Heritage Expert

Blogs from the Task Force are available on Medium

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