Zeenat Rahman is the Director of the Inclusive America Project at the Aspen Institute. She is an expert on the intersection of religious pluralism and democracy, interfaith and diversity engagement, global youth issues, and is a former diplomat. Zeenat was recently a Presidential Political Appointee, serving as Special Adviser to Secretaries Clinton and Kerry on Global Youth Issues at the U.S. Department of State on Global Youth Issues. Prior to this appointment, she served as Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the United States Agency for International Development. She received a master’s degree in Middle East studies from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois.