Alexandra Schmitt is a policy analyst for human rights, democracy, and development on the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she served as a research assistant at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Center for Public Leadership, where she helped to develop courses on multiparty negotiation analysis and public policy design and implementation. She was previously the U.S. foreign policy advocacy coordinator at Human Rights Watch and has also worked at Human Rights First and the United Nations Foundation. She earned a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Grinnell College in Iowa.

By Alexandra Schmitt
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Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights Is Key to Defeating the Coronavirus at Home and AbroadCenter for American ProgressMay 29, 2020
Foreign Aid is Critical to Stopping the CoronavirusThe National InterestMay 3, 2020
Human rights lessons of the pandemicThe HillApril 24, 2020
To Protect Against the Coronavirus Pandemic at Home, the U.S. Must Also Help Those Beyond Its BordersCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2020
A Migrant Model To Follow: Portugal’s Response to the CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2020
Politics Should Not Determine if Americans Receive Aid To Combat CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressApril 3, 2020
The US Should Be Leading the Global Response to the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2020
Leveraging the State Department’s Human Rights Reports To Inform U.S. Foreign PolicyCenter for American ProgressMarch 18, 2020
Trump Is Failing to Lead on CoronavirusCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2020
The State of U.S. National Security Is Not Strong Under TrumpCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2020
President Trump’s Alarming Human Rights Agenda at Home and AbroadCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2019
5 Questions About the Commission on Unalienable RightsCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2019
Donald Trump’s Gift to KleptocratsCenter for American ProgressOctober 21, 2019