Nikhil Aziz is director of Natural Resource Rights. Before joining AJWS, he was executive director of Grassroots International, which funded social movements for resource rights in the Global South and did advocacy in the United States. Previously, Nikhil was associate director at Political Research Associates, which studied the right wing for the progressive movement. He continues to speak, teach and write on human rights, international development and social change. Nikhil has served on the boards of Africa Today Associates, Massachusetts Asians & Pacific Islanders for Health, MASALA (Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association), Resist, the International Human Rights Funders Group, and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. He currently serves on the board of Engaged Donors for Global Equity (EDGE Funders).