Basma Alloush is the Policy and Advocacy Adviser at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) USA and is responsible for implementing strategic advocacy and for providing advice and capacity building support to country operations on effective policy and advocacy strategies and activities as they relate to the United States. Throughout her time at NRC, Alloush has conducted field missions to Iraq, Nigeria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Jordan. She has represented NRC at various public events and has published extensively about her experience and work. She was previously the Advocacy and Communications Officer at NRC USA. Basma is a Nonresident Fellow at the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) focusing on humanitarian trends and emerging issues in the Middle East and North Africa.
Basma obtained her master’s degree at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she focused on transitional justice, human security, and conflict resolution, completing her thesis project on the role of diaspora in transitional justice processes, with a particular focus on the Syrian and Liberian cases. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter at @samboosa_a.