Hassan El-Tayyab is an author, songwriter, and FCNL’s legislative director for Middle East policy and advocacy organizer. Hassan leads FCNL’s work to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, advocate for Palestinian human rights, and advance diplomacy with Iran. Hassan was honored by Arab America Foundation as an awardee of its 2022 “40 under 40” initiative, for his policy work on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining FCNL, Hassan served as the co-director of the national advocacy group Just Foreign Policy, where he worked to reassert Congressional war authority and promote human rights in the Middle East and Latin America.
His passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life safer for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan, Palestine, and Yemen. He is convinced that advancing a more diplomacy-based foreign policy in the Middle East is critical, not only for the family he loves, but for peace and stability worldwide.
He is frequently invited to guest lecture at colleges and universities around the United States on foreign affairs. His writings and commentaries have been featured in numerous national and international news outlets, including CNN, BBC World News, Politico, the Intercept, and more.