Tuqa Nusairat

Tuqa Nusairat

ISPU Executive Director

Tuqa Nusairat is the Executive Director at ISPU where she is responsible for the institution’s overall leadership, representation, strategy and growth. An expert on US policy in the Middle East, Nusairat was most recently the director for strategy, operations, and finance at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center & Middle East Programs. In addition to managing a team of Washington-based fellows and staff, her research focused on political reform, civil society, and human rights broadly in the region, with a special focus on Jordan and the Levant. Her analysis has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere. Previously, she worked at the Project on Middle East Democracy and the National Endowment for Democracy. She is based in the Washington D.C. area. 


M.S., Foreign Service, Georgetown University
B.A., Government and International Politics, George Mason University

Areas of Expertise

  1. Demographics and Diversity
  2. American Muslim Health and Social Development
  3. Islamophobia
  4. Organizational Development and Institution Building
  5. American Muslim Youth
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