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Hanan Saab

Hanan Saab
Associate Director, International Policy, Congressional and Governmental Affairs
(202) 478-6052


  • June 14, 2017
  • Saab presented at the innoVATE Intersections of Policy and Practice to Strengthen Agricultural Education and Training Systems Symposium on June 8, 2017. InnovATE's mission is to achieve sustainable food security, reduce poverty, promote rural innovation. Saab presented a session on how to tell a compelling story about agricultural education and higher education capacity building investments to policy makers.

Hanan Saab serves as APLU's Associate Director of International Policy, Congressional and Governmental Affairs. In this role she leads the association's advocacy on higher education issues related to immigration and visa policy, study abroad, international education, international agriculture and international development.

Hanan previously worked at NAFSA: Association of International Educators where she most recently served as Manager for Public Policy and the legislative lead for the organization's Cuba portfolio. Prior to NAFSA, Hanan managed student services for study abroad programs in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa for a D.C.-based education abroad provider.

A Minnesota native, Hanan recently served as an education policy fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN). She earned her political science degree at the University of Minnesota, where she also began her career at the institution's Learning Abroad Center. Her extensive international experiences include a year of foreign policy study at the American University in Cairo.