Jasmine El- Gamal
Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsArab transitions, Middle East Security, Religious extremism, Syrian Conflict, Terrorism, Violent Extremism
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Jasmine El-Gamal is a resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, where she focuses primarily on the role of narratives in the cycle of radicalization and violent extremism.
Born in New York and raised in Egypt, Jasmine has worked to incorporate inter-cultural and inter-faith understanding throughout her career in national security. In 2003, she served in Iraq as a translator and cultural advisor for the 82nd Airborne Division during the initial stage of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she facilitated dialogue and cooperation between the U.S. military and the local Iraqi population in Southern Iraq. She lived and worked in several Arab countries before joining the Department of Defense in 2008 as a policy advisor on Middle East issues. As the Country Director for Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria, respectively, Jasmine regularly briefed Secretaries of Defense Gates, Panetta, Hagel and Carter as well as foreign counterparts on issues pertaining to her portfolio. Jasmine also served as the Acting Chief of Staff for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, and from 2013 to 2015 was the Special Assistant to three Under Secretaries of Defense for Policy, where she advised on a range of issues related to defense and national security.
Jasmine’s articles have been published in Time Magazine, the Huffington Post, Talking Points Memo, Building Peace Magazine, among others, and she recently filmed a documentary on the Syrian refugee crisis in Greece.
Jasmine holds an MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and a BS in Marketing from Clarkson University. She is a graduate of the short-term documentary filmmaking program at the New York Film Academy, and a Truman National Security Fellow.