Dr Nasser Yassin is the Director of Research at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon; and an assistant professor of policy and planning at the Department of Health Management and Policy at the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB. He holds a PhD in Development Planning from University College London, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, and an MSc and BSc from the American University of Beirut.
His research and practice interests are within the area of public policy making and governance in countries and societies in transition, with emphasis on making as well as implementation of social and health policies, poverty alleviation and youth policies. His current research is looking at how various stakeholders, non-sate actors and community groups, including those usually excluded from the policy landscape, can play a role and can influence the making and implementation of social and health policies. Nasser has advised a number of international organizations such as the UNDP, UN-HABITAT, UNFPA and ILO as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations on subjects related to social and human development, post-conflict rehabilitation, and community development.