Malaak Jamal is the senior policy officer at the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). As HRF’s senior policy officer, Malaak oversees its research and analyzes political regime developments in countries under authoritarian rule using her background in democratization. She received her M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University where she specialized in human rights, international law, and post-conflict state reconstruction and sustainability. Malaak received her B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU), where she double majored in sociology and in political science with a concentration in international relations, and was awarded FDU’s Outstanding Achievement in Political Science award. She completed her minor in Middle East studies at the American University in Dubai. Malaak’s opinions have been featured in TIME, The Washington Post, The News Lens, and CNN.