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Fatima Ayub

Policy Adviser and Editor
New York

Crisis Group Role

Fatima joined Crisis Group in September 2018 as a Policy Adviser and Editor, based in New York.

Professional Background

Fatima has previously worked at Adam Smith International, the European Council on Foreign Relations, the Open Society Foundations, the International Center for Transitional Justice, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Search for Common Ground. Her research and advocacy roles took her across the Middle East, South Asia, Europe and the U.S. Fatima holds an M.A. degree from John Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (2005) and a B.A. from George Mason University (2002).

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle East
  • South Asia
  • European foreign policy
  • Political economy
  • Security sector reform
  • Human rights
  • Transitional justice
  • Conflict and law


  • English (native)
  • Persian (native)
  • Arabic (proficient)
  • French (proficient)