Languages: English, German, Russian
Expertise: Advocacy, Iraqi Refugees, Refugee Resettlement, Region: Middle East
Alexandra “Sana” Brosnan is the International Rescue Committee’s senior advocacy and policy officer covering humanitarian crises in the Middle East. She leads the IRC’s policy initiatives in Washington, DC as they pertain to the region; in particular helping to call the attention of policy makers to the needs of those affected by the Syria crisis. She is the co-author of the IRC’s policy reports on the Syria crisis, “Syria: A Regional Crisis” and “Reaching the Breaking Point: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.”
She is knowledgeable on issues dealing with refugee resettlement, Iraqi refugees, and re-integrating internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Ms. Brosnan joined the IRC in 2008 as an advocacy officer covering refugee resettlement. Prior to joining the IRC, she was associate director of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) for two years, and a program specialist in detention and asylum for the Women’s Refugee Commission. She is a graduate of American University Central Asia, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Friedrich Schiller in Jena, Germany.