Bassima Alghussein

Executive Director, MEPC

Bassima Alghussein has been MEPC’s executive director since January 1, 2021. Prior to joining MEPC, she founded Alghussein Global Strategies, a government affairs and communications consulting firm. She has executed projects involving the U.S. Congress, U.S. Department of State, European Union, British Parliament, Egyptian Parliament, International Monetary Fund, and World Economic Forum. Alghussein is a Truman National Security Project political expert, a member of the board of Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation, and a member of the Meridian International Center’s Young Global Leaders Council. She frequently appears on international news outlets to discuss foreign and domestic policy issues. Alghussein earned a master’s degree in security studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Mount Holyoke College.

The Future of Security in the Middle East

On April 21, AGSIW and the Middle East Policy Council co-hosted a Capitol Hill conference on security in the Middle East.