Asim Ali

2023 Next Gen National Security Fellow

Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Asim Ali is a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State and most recently served as the lead Human Right Officer for North Africa in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He has extensive background in the Middle East, human rights, countering violent extremism, public private partnerships. Formerly, Ali worked as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights at the State Department. He also worked in Secretary Kerry’s Office of Global Partnerships, where he led the engagement with private sector, civil society and interagency partners to develop innovative public-private partnership to promote economic growth in Middle East and North Africa. He has earned multiple Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards for his service.

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