Students

Omar Abdel-Ghaffar
Research Assistant, 2020-Present
Omar Abdel-GhaffarResearch Assistant, 2020-Present

Omar Abdel-Ghaffar is a PhD Candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Tiran Bajgiran
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Tiran BajgiranResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Tiran Bajgiran is an SJD candidate and Knox Fellow at Harvard Law School

Ariq Hatibie
Research Assistant, 2021-Present
Ariq HatibieResearch Assistant, 2021-Present

Ariq Hatibie is a 1L at Harvard Law School interested in human rights and international law. He has worked for the European Commission on investor-state arbitration issues, collaborated with the International Crisis Group on a transitional justice project for the Yazidis of Northern Iraq, and conducted research in the fields of public health, nuclear diplomacy, and peacebuilding. At Harvard, he is an articles editor for the Human Rights Journal, and is part of the Advocates for Human Rights.

Ariq holds a BA in Global Affairs from Yale University and an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy from the University of Oxford.

Shanzay Javaid
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Shanzay JavaidResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Shanzay Javaid is an LL.M. candidate at Harvard Law School. Her areas of focus include issues in cyberlaw and regulation of tech space, as well as commercial and contract law. She is also interested in research of Islamic law and the digitization of its sources to provide accessibility world-wide. Before coming to Harvard, she worked as a transactional lawyer and served as a legal advisor for a UK-based tech company in Pakistan

Abdelrahman Mahmoud
Research Assistant, 2020-Present
Abdelrahman MahmoudResearch Assistant, 2020-Present

Abdelrahman Mahmoud is a PhD Candidate in the History and Middle East Studies program at Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Lily Moens
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Lily MoensResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Lily Moens is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School.

Abdul Wahab Niaz
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Abdul Wahab NiazResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Abdul Wahab Niaz is an LL.M Candidate at Harvard Law School. Prior to attending HLS, he worked as a law clerk to Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and also rendered services in the dispute resolution and corporate advisory team of a leading Pakistani law firm. His research interests in Islamic law center around studying judicial islamization of laws in Pakistan and exploring Islamic constitutionalism in muslim-majority countries. At PIL, he is interested in working on digitization of Islamic law resources and also exploring the intersection between law and technology in our digitized world.

Niaz holds BA.-LL.B (Honours) from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

Ramsha Rasheed
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Ramsha RasheedResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Ramsha Rasheed is a Corporate Lawyer from Pakistan and currently an LLM Candidate at Harvard Law School.

Cem Tecimer
Research Assistant, 2016-Present
Cem TecimerResearch Assistant, 2016-Present

Cem Tecimer is an SJD Candidate at Harvard Law School.

Aliya Zuberi
Research Assistant, 2022-Present
Aliya ZuberiResearch Assistant, 2022-Present

Aliya Zuberi is a 2L at Harvard Law School. She holds a BA in History from Barnard College.