Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian attorney and former spokesperson for the Palestine Liberation Organization. In 2005, she was appointed legal and communications advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. She served for several years as a legal advisor in the negotiations between Israel and Palestine, the only female advisor within the two delegations. She holds a BA in Middle East and Islamic Studies and an LL.M. from the University of Toronto, a JD from Queen’s University, a JSM from Stanford University, and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. At Harvard, she was a joint fellow with both the Middle East Initiative at the Belfer Center and the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School.