After serving as president & chief executive officer of the National Immigration Forum for 14 years, Ali Noorani served as a Fellow at the Arizona State University Social Transformation Lab and author of “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration,” (Prometheus, April 2017) and “Crossing Borders: The Reconciliation of a Nation of Immigrants,” (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022),
In June of 2022, Ali joined the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation as their Program Director for U.S. Democracy.
Ali provides a principled and reasoned voice on policy and politics at the local, national and global level. He has appeared in the majority of mainstream television, radio and print outlets and is a regular speaker at conferences and campuses across the country.
Ali is also an Emerson Dial Fellow, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, holds a Master’s in Public Health from Boston University and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. Ali lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Toya Gavin.