Professor Ahdieh attended Yale Law School where he was a student director of the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic, and worked on a class action suit against Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the war in Bosnia. He serves on the board of the Tahirih Justice Center, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC that provides legal, medical, and social services to immigrant and refugee women. The Center is particularly known for its gender-based asylum work. He is also working to revive Emory’s loan repayment assistance program. Additionally, Professor Ahdieh is involved with human rights work in the former Soviet Union.