Ukrainians need greater control over international aid flowing into their country. Leaving them out severely undercuts the effectiveness of the aid effort.
February 24, 2023
Nicholas Noe is a senior visiting fellow at Refugees International. He is also director of the Foundation for Global Political Exchange – established in 2008 – as well as co-founder of the Beirut-based news translation service Mideastwire.com. From 2017 to 2021, he served as a Political Advisor at the Geneva-based Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.
From 1999-2000, he worked for First Lady Hillary Clinton as an opposition researcher during her successful United States Senate campaign and then went on to serve in local New York City government as a speechwriter for the Speaker of the New York City Council and as a policy advisor on technology. During the presidential campaign in 2016, Noe served as Regional Organizing Director for Hillary Clinton in Michigan where he managed the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) operation for Wayne County and Dearborn. In 2020, he was selected as a Policy Fellow at the School of Transnational Governance, European University Institute (EUI).
Noe’s work has been published widely, including in the New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy Magazine, Asia Times, the National, and the National Interest, among other publications. His most recent policy paper for EUI is titled “Breaking the cycle: A new American approach to Lebanon.” He is also the author of a 2009 policy paper for the New America and Century Foundations titled “Re-Imagining the Lebanon Track: Towards a New US Policy,” the editor of the 2007 book “Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayyid Hassan Nasrallah” co-editor of the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s journal on the Middle East (Perspectives) from 2012-2015 and was a Visiting Fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations in 2014.
Noe currently lives between Beirut, Lebanon, where he co-founded the Coop D’Etat Rooftop, and Tunis, Tunisia, where he co-founded Villa 78. He graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University (1999) and later received his MPhil with honors from Cambridge University (International Relations, 2006), where he was elected a scholar of Selwyn College.