Key Staff

The Protection Project staff  share a deep passion and commitment to the organization’s central mission. By leveraging an inter-disciplinary, multi-faceted, and truly international environment to their work, the Protection Project’s team members invite you to learn a more about them and their work.

Dr. Mohamed Mattar Executive Director

Marina Elefante Director of Rule of Law Programs


To assist in their work, each semester, The Protection Project staff is joined by 15 Human Rights Research Associates, 2 Legal Research Associates and 1 Fellow in its main office in Washington, DC. To implement the organization’s work in the Middle East, The Protection Project also has a field office in Alexandria, Egypt based at the Alexandria University Faculty of Law. The office is run by experienced professors and university staff.


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