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Arsalan Suleman


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Arsalan Suleman is the former acting U.S. special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). In that role, Suleman was President Barack Obama’s representative to the 57-member OIC, the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations. At the U.S. State Department, Suleman also served as counselor for multilateral affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Suleman is a nonresident fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, where he writes about U.S. diplomacy with the OIC and Muslim-majority countries and civil society. He is a member of the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, a body co-convened by the AJC and Islamic Society of North America to address hate crimes and bigotry against Muslims and Jews. Suleman holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and a master's degree in international peace studies from Trinity College, Dublin, where he was a George Mitchell Scholar. He also holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.