Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

Radwan Ziadeh is a senior analyst at the Arab Center – Washington D.C. He is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria (www.dchrs.org); and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C (www.scpss.org).

Since the Syrian uprising started in March, 2011 he was involved in documenting the ongoing human rights violations in Syria and testified at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva twice and in front of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S Congress.

He holds a D.D.S in Dentistry from Damascus University, Diploma in International Human Rights Law from College of Law at the American University in Washington D.C, and another Diploma in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of Cyprus; MA (Master of Art) in Democracy and Governance from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.

In 2009 he received the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Academic Freedom award in Boston; and in 2010, the Democracy Courage Tribute award on behalf of the human rights movement in Syria, given by the World Movement for Democracy in Jakarta, Indonesia. Dr. Ziadeh has written more than twenty books in English and Arabic, his most recent book is Syria’s Role in a Changing Middle East: The Syrian-Israeli Peace Talks (2016).