Leadership and Staff

Nima Shirazi Communications Manager

Nima Shirazi was the Communications Manager at The Atlantic Philanthropies through 2016, developing and overseeing external and internal communications strategies, multimedia production and media relations. He was based in New York.

Mr. Shirazi’s work included raising awareness of Atlantic’s priorities and programs, as well as amplifying the voice of leadership, staff and grantees in digital, print and social media. He managed audio and video storytelling, oral history initiatives and the production of legacy material. He also was responsible for Atlantic grantmaking for media projects.

Prior to joining Atlantic, Mr. Shirazi worked in the film and music industries, Off-Broadway theater and museum exhibition management. He is an editor for the online magazine Muftah.org and his writing has appeared in Salon, Truthout, Mic and Al Jazeera English, among other outlets. He is a member of the Gulf/2000 Project, an academic forum and online resource service sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

Mr. Shirazi is a native New Yorker and has a BA in Classics from Oberlin College.