The U.S. President additionally nominates Pakistani-American Khizr Khan as Commissioner of the USA Fee on Worldwide Spiritual Freedom
U.S. President Joe Biden has nominated Indian-American lawyer Rashad Hussain because the Ambassador-at-Massive for Worldwide Spiritual Freedom, the primary Muslim to be nominated to the important thing place, in line with the White Home.
Mr. Hussain, 41, is at present Director for Partnerships and World Engagement on the Nationwide Safety Council.
“Right now’s announcement underscores the President’s dedication to construct an Administration that appears like America and displays folks of all faiths. Hussain is the primary Muslim to be nominated to function the Ambassador-at-Massive for Worldwide Spiritual Freedom,” the White Home stated in a press release on Friday.
He beforehand served as Senior Counsel on the Division of Justice’s Nationwide Safety Division. Throughout the Obama administration, he served as US Particular Envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), US Particular Envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications and Deputy Affiliate White Home Counsel.
In his roles as envoy, Mr. Hussain labored with multilateral organisations such because the OIC and the UN, international governments and civil society organisations to broaden partnerships in training, entrepreneurship, well being, worldwide safety, science and expertise and different areas.
He additionally spearheaded efforts on countering antisemitism and defending non secular minorities in Muslim-majority international locations. Previous to becoming a member of the Obama administration, Mr. Hussain labored on the Home Judiciary Committee, serving as a judicial regulation clerk.
Mr. Hussain acquired his Juris Physician from Yale Regulation College the place he served as an editor of the Yale Regulation Journal, and Grasp’s levels in Public Administration (Kennedy College of Authorities) and Arabic and Islamic Research from Harvard College.
He has additionally taught as Adjunct Professor of Regulation at Georgetown Regulation Heart and the Georgetown College of International Service. He speaks Urdu, Arabic and Spanish.
President Biden additionally nominated Pakistani-American Khizr Khan as Commissioner of the USA Fee on Worldwide Spiritual Freedom (USCIRF).
In line with the White Home, Deborah Lipstadt has been nominated as Particular Envoy to Monitor and Fight Anti-Semitism with the Rank of Ambassador and Sharon Kleinbaum as USCIRF Commissioner.
Ms. Lipstadt is a famend scholar of the Holocaust and antisemitism, the White Home stated.