Haroon Azar

B.S., Business Administration, 2004

Haroon AzarHaroon Azar is senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and program director for the Initiative on Security and Religious Freedom.

A recognized national security expert with broad experience working with law enforcement and faith-based communities, Azar previously worked as regional director in Los Angeles for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is also former deputy director and senior policy analyst for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia in the DHS Office of International Affairs in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for negotiating bilateral and multilateral security agreements with international partners focusing on improving immigration policy, visa security, aviation security, and countering violent extremism efforts.