Omar Baddar is a political analyst, digital producer, and human rights advocate based in Washington, DC. He holds an M.A. in International Relations and Comparative Politics from the University of Memphis, where his research focused on U.S.-Middle East policy. He is the former Executive Director of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of Massachusetts, and the former Director of the Palestine Cultural Center for Peace in Boston, MA. He has participated in dozens of panels, lectures, and debates on college and university campuses throughout the US. His media appearances include the BBC, Al-Jazeera, Sky News, Voice of America, Russia Today, and several other outlets, and his writings have appeared in Salon, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Jadaliyya among other platforms. He is also a free lance English/Arabic translator, and He holds an undergraduate degree in multimedia Graphic Design.