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Lana Baydas

Lana Baydas, Ph.D. is Program Director at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights. Prior to joining the ABA, she was a senior fellow with the Human Rights Initiative (HRI) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she led research and policy efforts related to closing civic space. Dr. Baydas held posts at headquarters and in field operations with the United Nations, Crisis Action, and the International Committee of the Red Cross. She holds a Ph.D. and LL.M. in public international law from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and a B.A. in political science from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.