IGE is pleased to announce that Suhail Khan has joined IGE as the Senior Fellow for Christian-Muslim Understanding. In this exciting new capacity, Suhail will assist IGE in engaging and building stronger relationships with the Muslim community at home and abroad, enhancing mutual respect between Muslims and Christians. Suhail will also assist IGE in increasing our presence on Capitol Hill and with the Executive Branch.

Suhail comes to IGE with well over a decade of experience serving on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch including the White House, political campaigns, and on the boards of various advocacy organizations.

Suhail served as Policy Director and Press Secretary for U.S. Congressman Tom Campbell (R-CA) where he worked closely on various legislation including related to religious freedom. After the 2000 elections, he aided the White House Office of Public Liaison in President Bush’s outreach to the faith-based, conservative, think-tank, military & veteran and Asian-American communities.

From 2002 to 2009, Suhail served at the U.S. Department of Transportation in various capacities including Legal Counsel, Associate Director for Governmental Affairs, Counselor under U.S. Secretary Norman Y. Mineta, and Assistant to the Secretary for Policy under U.S. Secretary Mary Peters.

Suhail serves on the Board of the American Conservative Union, the Indian American Republican Council, the Muslim Public Service Network, and the Islamic Free Market Institute and has been active in organizing educational forums, seminars, receptions and conferences on issues ranging from political participation, national defense, faith, and religious freedom.

Born in Boulder, Colorado, to parents who emigrated to Wyoming and Colorado from southern India, Suhail grew up in California the oldest of five children. Suhail earned his B.A. in political science from University of California at Berkeley in 1991 and his J.D. from University of Iowa in 1995.

Suhail lives in Washington, DC and enjoys movies, WWII history, and restoring and riding vintage Harley-Davidsons. For more information on Suhail, see here.