Jomana Qaddour is a doctoral student at Georgetown University Law Center, focusing on ethno-sectarian political identities and their impact on constitutional frameworks in Syria, Iraq, and Bosnia. She is a member of the UN-launched Syrian constitutional committee as part of the civil society group. She is also a co-founder of Syria Relief & Development, a humanitarian organization that has provided over $75 million worth of aid in Syria and the region. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the American Relief Coalition for Syria, an umbrella organization of 10 Syrian American humanitarian organizations. 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 a 2019 Truman Nation Security Fellow as well as a 2019 Center for New American Security Next Generation Fellow. She received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her L.L.M. from Georgetown University.


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