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Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu

Former Fellow, Middle East Initiative



Diana Buttu is a former fellow with the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center and an Eleanor Roosevelt visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian attorney and frequent commentator on Middle East politics.  She previously served as a legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team in its negotiations with Israel and later as an advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.



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