Omar Baddar is the Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI) in Washington, DC. He’s a political analyst and a digital producer who produces educational content on U.S. and Middle East politics. 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, and several other outlets, and his writings have appeared in Salon, the Huffington Post, the Daily Beast, Jadaliyya, among other platforms. 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.