Congress and Foreign Policy
Yasmine Taeb serves as a Senior Fellow on Congress and Foreign Policy. Previously, she served as Senior Policy Counsel for Demand Progress leading the organization's advocacy efforts on ending militarism at home and abroad. She's an experienced human rights lobbyist and has also served as Senior Policy Counsel at the Center for Victims of Torture directing the organization's advocacy on refugees and asylum seekers. Prior to that, Yasmine directed the Human Rights & Civil Liberties Program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation where she lobbied for increased resettlement of refugees, the repeal of the 2001 AUMF, closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, among other issues. And at the Center for American Progress (CAP), Yasmine directed and managed CAP's Islamophobia project, including co-authoring CAP's latest Islamophobia report, 'Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network's Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America.'
In 2016, Yasmine became the first Muslim woman elected to the Democratic National Committee. She has advised and worked on several national and state political campaigns, including on President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012.
Yasmine's writings and commentaries have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill, HuffPo, among others. She holds a J.D. from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, a Graduate Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.