P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Abbas Ravjani, 2006

Privacy and Public Policy Manager, Facebook

Abbas Ravjani is the child of immigrants from Pakistan

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

ABBAS RAVJANI is a Privacy and Public Policy Manager at Facebook. Previously, he was an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser. Prior to that, Abbas served as Counsel and Professional Staff Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington DC.

Abbas was born in Texas, to parents who emigrated from Pakistan in the 1970's and are now naturalized citizens.

Abbas is a graduate of Yale Law School where he was a finalist in the Morris Tyler Moot Court Competition and an articles editor on the Yale Journal of International Law. He received his BA, summa cum laude, in political science and Middle East Studies from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he was elected Student Body President and was a recipient of a Truman Scholarship.

Abbas has previously worked for the Department of Navy in Washington, DC as a Middle East Political-Military Analyst, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the Treasury Department, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2009
  • BA Political Science, Middle East Studies | Austin College 2004
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar
Work History
  • Facebook, Privacy and Public Policy Manager | January 2019 - PRESENT
  • U.S. Department of State, Attorney-Adviser | August 2012 - January 2019
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