Washington D.C.

Philippe Nassif

Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa • Advocacy and Government Relations

Philippe Nassif has worked in advocacy, foreign policy, and community organizing for over a decade. Currently, Philippe is the Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International USA where he works with U.S. government representatives in Congress and the executive branch to ensure that human rights are prioritized and protected across the region. Philippe has testified before Congress and provided media commentary on multiple outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Philippe was named one of The Hill’s top Lobbyists in 2019 and in 2020 due to his human rights work. In 2020, Philippe was named a Next Generation Latino Foreign Policy and National Security Leader by the New America Foundation, a 2020-2021 Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, and a 2021 Rising leader at The Aspen Institute. Before coming to Amnesty, Philippe served as Executive Director of In Defense of Christians in the Middle East, and worked at CARE USA, The Obama Presidential Campaign, The White House on President Barack Obama’s advance team, and for the Mayor of Houston, Texas. He also ran for Houston City Council in 2015. Philippe grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and Houston, Texas in a trilingual household where Arabic, Spanish, and English was spoken. He has Lebanese/Mexican heritage. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Egypt

Iran

Iraq

Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories

Libya

Middle East and North Africa

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Yemen

Letters and Statements for the Record

 

URGENT: Children seeking asylum in the U.S. are being denied their human rights based on their nationality — help ensure that all girls and boys fleeing violence can seek safety.