Rami, also known by his alias Malath Aumran, is a pro-democracy activist who has advocated for political reform in Syria since the mid-2000s. Currently, he is creating a Syrian-led peace initiative in coordination with international interventions. Since the beginning of the Syrian uprising in March 2011, Rami has worked to inform the world of human rights violations and atrocities committed against protestors. In early 2011, in response to threats from Syrian government security forces, he fled to Lebanon, continued to coordinate with activists on the ground and played a key role in organizing nonviolent protests in Syria. He was a spokesperson for the Local Coordination Committees (LCC) of Syria and a member of the Syrian National Council. From 2012-2013, Rami served as Program Specialist at the US Institute of Peace, coordinating “The Day After” (TDA) project which produced a transition roadmap for post-conflict Syria. He later became TDA’s Executive Director working to implement the transition plan.