Diana L. Morris, JD, is the director of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore. She is also the director of Open Places, a new place-based initiative that the Open Society Foundations has launched, which is making long-term investments in Buffalo, San Diego and Puerto Rico.
From 1991 to 1997, she served as the executive director of the Blaustein Philanthropic Group, a set of eight family foundations based in Baltimore that awards local, national, and international grants. She also served as program officer at the Ford Foundation, first for refugee and migrant rights (1982–1987) and then for human rights and social justice for Eastern and Southern Africa (1987–1990). Morris began her career as an attorney-adviser for human rights and refugee matters in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State.
She holds an AB from Smith College and a JD from Boston University and is a member of the New York State Bar.