US President Joe Biden has nominated an Indian-American, Rashad Hussain, because the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, who’s prone to be the primary Muslim to move US diplomacy for advancing spiritual liberties.
Rashad Hussain is Director for Partnerships and Global Engagement on the National Security Council. He beforehand served as Senior Counsel on the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, mentioned a White House assertion.
During the Obama Administration, Mr Hussain served as US Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, and Deputy Associate White House Counsel.
As an envoy, Mr Hussain labored with multilateral organizations such because the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and United Nations, overseas governments, and civil society organizations to develop partnerships in schooling, entrepreneurship, well being, worldwide safety, science and know-how, and different areas.
Rashad Hussain additionally spearheaded efforts on countering antisemitism and defending spiritual minorities in Muslim-majority international locations.
Prior to becoming a member of the Obama administration, he served as a judicial regulation clerk to Damon Keith on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and was additionally an affiliate counsel to the Obama-Biden Transition Project, the assertion mentioned additional.
Mr Hussain holds a regulation diploma from Yale Law School and has a grasp’s diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University.
Meanwhile, American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Biden Administration for appointing Hussain as United States Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
“Rashad Hussain is an impressive advocate of freedom of religion or belief in challenging diplomatic contexts,” mentioned AJC CEO David Harris.