Zeenat Rahman is the Project Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute. She was recently a Presidential Political Appointee, serving as Special Adviser to Secretaries Clinton and Kerry on Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, she served as Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the United States Agency for International Development. In this role, she led external engagement efforts with various faith based and community organizations to build support for USAID priorities. Ms. Rahman is a frequent speaker and commentator who has spoken at venues such as the United Nations, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and the White House and appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and many international news outlets. She received a master’s degree in Middle East studies from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois.