Yasin Bennane is a 2020 M.A. graduate in the Department of Political Science: United Nations and Global Policy Studies at Rutgers University. His particular research concentrations are in Immigration Policy, Migration/ Refugee Studies, Political Risk, and International Law. Yasin holds a B.A. in Political Science, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic from Rutgers University. In addition to his academic achievements, Yasin has ample field experience working with NGOs in both the United States and Greece. At Rutgers, Yasin served as the Co-President of the PCRF and UNMA Student Office Assistant/ Lead Student Ambassador during the 2018-2019 academic year. He was also a Humanitarian Affairs Intern at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in New York. After graduation, Yasin hopes to continue a career in diplomacy or civil service, working for the US State Department or with an international organization. He is currently working at the United Nations in a consultancy position with UNOCHA. There, he'll report examining the role of climate change and its impacts on the humanitarian operating environment over the next decade.
Yasin’s languages include fluency in English, Arabic, and proficiency in Spanish.