Basma Alloush is the policy and advocacy adviser at NRC USA. Throughout her time at NRC, Basma has conducted field missions to Iraq, Nigeria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Jordan. Additionally, Basma is a Syrian researcher looking at conflict-related economic activities and human security issues in Syria. Basma obtained her master’s degree at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she focused on Transitional Justice, Human Security, and Conflict Resolution. She completed her thesis project on the role of diaspora in transitional justice processes with a particular focus on the Syrian and Liberian cases. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Northeastern University. During her time at Northeastern University, she studied abroad in Lyon, France and worked for IBM in Manila, Philippines. Basma Alloush is a Syrian citizen, she grew up in six different Middle Eastern countries including Yemen and Sudan.