Asim Ali has an extensive background in the Middle East, human rights, countering violent extremism, and public private partnerships. Asim is currently working as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to this role, he served as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. In this capacity, he developed policy for senior officials, created and implemented democracy, human rights policies and programs. He also worked in the Secretary Kerry’s Office of Global Partnerships, where he led the engagement with private sector and civil society to develop innovative public-private partnership to promote economic growth in Middle East and North Africa.