Susan Nahvi

Traveling throughout the U.S., Susan connects passionate individuals with opportunities to support FCNL's work. She meets with FCNL's most loyal supporters, learning what motivates them to advocate for peace, justice, opportunity, and an earth restored.

Susan began her journey with FCNL in 2017 as the program assistant for human rights and civil liberties. After her fellowship ended, she worked for Human Rights First, assisting their advocacy on the intersection between national security policy and human rights. Returning to FCNL, Susan transitioned to development work as a way to support all the policy goals of the organization.

A graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University, Susan holds bachelor’s degrees in international politics and French and Francophone studies. She studied abroad in France, volunteered as an English as a Second Language tutor, and raised awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence on college campuses.

Articles by Susan Nahvi

Update Trump’s Executive Order on GITMO: What Does it Mean? 

During the State of the Union address on January 30, President Trump announced that he had signed an Executive Order directing Secretary Mattis to keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center open and “reexamine our military detention policy.” What does this order change, and what could its potential effect be?

Background Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban: Where are We Now? 

On January 27, 2017, President Trump announced the first iteration of the Muslim Ban. Since then, advocates, immigrants, and allies have stood together and raised their voices against these discriminatory policies. Looking back over this year of resistance, where are we now?

Update Time for Congress to Reclaim Its Constitutional War Authority 

The 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has provided three presidents with a blank check to wage war without congressional review or approval as required by the U.S. Constitution. But in the last few months, members of Congress from both political parties are starting to question the endless expansion of U.S. wars.

Update #NoMuslimBanEver March 

On October 18, 2017, around 3,000 people gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House to oppose the travel ban announced on September 24th by the Trump administration. FCNL helped organized this march alongside 10 other organizations as part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, which held events throughout October protesting this ban.

Press Release FCNL Hosts White House Rally Against Muslim Ban 3.0 

On September 26, 2017, FCNL along with 13 other organizations hosted a rally behind the White House to protest the Trump administration’s most recent travel ban and proposed refugee cap of 45,000. Activists, reporters, members of Congress, musicians, and general citizens gathered at 6:00 pm to listen to the speakers and express deep opposition to the administration’s discriminatory and exclusionary measures.