Rachel Thomas

Hadeil Ali is responsible for leading all diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Ali is the chair of the Think Tank Diversity Consortium. She is the events and programming lead with the Race Across the Pond Initiative at Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS) and a facilitator with the Anti-Racism Project. She holds an MA in contemporary Arab studies with highest honors from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA in international relations and communications summa cum laude from Drury University. She is an ICAP Fellow, member of WCAPS, Women’s Foreign Policy Group, and Women in Government Relations. She speaks French, Arabic, and Spanish.