Co-founder and board member of Syrian Forum currently serves as executive director of Omran for Strategic Studies, a policy research center focused on Syrian affairs. He also supports the organization as a political analyst and strategic advisor.
Prior to joining the Syrian Forum, Ammar served as a research manager at Strategic Research and Communication Center in London, where he published several policy papers on Syrian affairs.
Ammar also worked as an assistant instructor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and he served as executive director of an Arab and Muslim community center in California, where he managed programs for at-risk youth and teachers.
Ammar earned a Ph.D. from UCLA, after attaining master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Jordan.