Asad Dandia recently graduated New York University (NYU) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work, focused on community organizing. While at NYU, he was a writer for the NYU Journal of Politics and International Affairs and co-founder of NYU’s Syria Refugee Awareness Committee. He has worked in the Conflict Resolution department of the Tanenbaum Center, where he communicated with peacemakers engaged in track II diplomacy in conflict zones throughout the world and documented their work. He was also a community organizer with ‘Make the Road New York,’ working to train youth on organizing around social justice and civil rights issues. Asad’s interests include civil and human rights advocacy, the development of and nexus between legal and religious traditions, and the politics of the Middle East and South Asia. Asad is fluent in Arabic and Urdu.