Nikhil Aziz

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Director of Natural Resource Rights
American Jewish World Service


Previously the director of Grassroots International, Nikhil is currently the director of natural resource rights at American Jewish World Service

Nikhil previously taught human rights and international development in Colorado and Illinois. For his dissertation, he worked with India’s National Alliance of People’s Movements, an alliance of progressive movements for human rights and social and economic justice. As a progressive, immigrant, gay man of color, Nikhil has built collaborations with activist and advocacy organizations nationwide and continues to speak, teach and write on human rights, international development and social change. He has served on the Boards of Africa Today Associates, Resist, Massachusetts Asians & Pacific Islanders for Health, and MASALA; and currently serves on the steering committee of the International Human Rights Funders Group and the convening committee of the Funders Network on Trade and Globalization.