Alana Mitias is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Litigation Project supporting the initiative’s work promoting governments’ use of legal tools to advance accountability for human-rights abuses around the world. Prior to joining the council, she held internships with the Security Assistance Monitor at the Center for International Policy and the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. She studied Arabic in Amman, Jordan, where she worked as an intern for an educational non-profit.

Mitias holds bachelor’s degrees in international studies and Arabic from the University of Mississippi’s Croft Institute for International Studies, with concentrations in the politics and governance of the Middle East, human rights, and international law.