Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi, MS
Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Abulrazzaq Al-Saiedi works as a research manager, Iraq country expert, and policy advisor with HHI on a project called Assessing Conflict-Affected Communities’ Perceptions and Attitudes about Peace and Justice in Iraq. Al-Saiedi is an expert in transitional justice and rule of law initiatives in the MENA region. He has studied, written about, and worked on accountability measures and the (re)construction of Iraqi legal and political institutions since 2003. From 2013 to 2016, Al-Saiedi worked as a human rights/ transitional justice officer at the United Nations Support Mission in Libya where he designed and implemented advocacy strategies to establish transitional justice processes. Between 2011 and 2013, he worked as a senior researcher with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), conducting research on medical neutrality and other human rights violations in the Middle East and North Africa region. Previously, Al-Saiedi reported on Iraqi politics and conflict for The New York Times. Al-Saiedi has been a fellow and researcher at the Carr Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he examined electoral systems in post-Saddam Iraq. He was also a Harvard Nieman Fellow in 2007. He is fluent in English and Arabic and holds an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.