Amb. Rashad Hussain

Department of Justice


Rashad Hussain is an American attorney, diplomat, and professor, who served as Associate White House Counsel, Ambassador to Muslim countries as U.S. Special Envoy of President Barack Obama to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the U.S. Special Envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. Hussain has also served on the National Security Council and in the Department of Justice as a trial attorney and a criminal and national security prosecutor. In his role as Envoy to the OIC, the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN, Hussain traveled to numerous countries and international gatherings, served as a foreign policy advisor, and met with foreign leaders and Muslim communities around the world. His position, “a kind of ambassador at large to Muslim countries was created by President George W. Bush,” and the Washington Post described Hussain as member of the President Obama’s “spiritual cabinet.”