Yaser served as the chairman of the American Relief Coalition for Syria, a coalition of 11 US-based organizations that provide relief, support, and development to Syrians across the globe.
An international human rights attorney, Yaser has worked with the International Bar Association to support judicial and legal reform in Syria, and he has taught courses related to public international law at the University of Kalamoon in Damascus.
He is a frequent media contributor and commentator on issues related to the crisis in Syria. An advocate for Arab and Muslim American rights, Yaser served as executive director of the Syrian American Council and co-founded the Chicago chapter of CAIR, a national civil rights organization.
Yaser attended the University of Illinois, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics. In 2002, he earned a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law.