Sunjeev Bery, Executive Director
Sunjeev Bery (@SunjeevBery) serves as director of Freedom Forward. Previously, Bery served as advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at Amnesty International USA, where he lobbied U.S. officials, diplomats, and officeholders regarding human rights concerns across the MENA region; as a regional director for the American Civil Liberties Union, where his work included advocacy on post-9/11 security policies; as a public interest lobbyist on student financial aid issues in Washington, DC; and as a fundraiser for environmental and human rights organizations. His commentaries on U.S. foreign policy and human rights have appeared in a range of U.S. newspapers and publications.
Bery holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Harvard Public Service Fellow. He is a recipient of the 2007 Asian Law Alliance Community Impact Award and has received commendations from the California State Senate and Assembly for his human rights advocacy.
Nathan Luft, Digital Strategist
Nathan Luft serves as Digital Strategist of Freedom Forward. Nathan previously worked as Coordinator of Digital Initiatives for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, where he managed ICNC’s Resource Library, produced interviews and film translations of ICNC properties, and developed site content. Before that Nathan was an organizer with Change Corps at the Public Interest Research Network, helping to elect candidates in Oregon and Reno, Nevada.
Nathan holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.