Philippe Nassif is the Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA, a Nobel peace prize winning human rights organization. Before coming to Amnesty, Philippe worked as the executive director at In Defense of Christians in the Middle East where he advocated on behalf of persecuted religious minorities. Before that, he worked at the poverty fighting organization CARE USA, was a candidate for Houston City Council, the Obama Presidential Campaign, The White House as part of President Barack Obama’s advance team, and for the Mayor of Houston, Texas. Philippe was recently named a 2019 Latino Next Generation foreign policy and national security leader by the New America Foundation. Philippe received his M.A. in International Conflict Resolution from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX and his B.A in International Relations from the University of St Thomas in Houston, TX.