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On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the Reiss Center on Law and Security and the National Security Law Society welcome our second speaker of the 2022-2023 season of a A Road Less Traveled: Arsalan Suleman, Counsel, International Litigation & Arbitration Practice, Foley Hoag LLP; Former: Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, U.S. Department of State.

Event Details

November 17, 2022

12:00  – 1:00 p.m.

Furman Hall

Room 318

Speaker Bio

Arsalan Suleman is a counsel in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Practice. His practice focuses on representing sovereign States in international disputes, including before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, UN treaty bodies, U.S. courts, and other tribunals and dispute resolution forums. He primarily advises sovereign States and State-owned companies in Africa, the Middle East, and Central, South and Southeast Asia.

Arsalan is the former U.S. Department of State Acting Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the world’s second largest international organization after the United Nations. He engaged with the OIC and its member states on bilateral and multilateral foreign policy issues, including via remarks before and participation in Heads-of-State Summits and Ministerial Level Meetings. Arsalan launched the first-ever U.S.-OIC annual bilateral consultations, institutionalizing the U.S.-OIC relationship via an annual dialogue process. He engaged with the OIC, OIC member countries, and relevant civil society on a broad range of foreign policy issues, establishing partnerships in areas of mutual interest such as human rights, countering violent extremism, health, education, entrepreneurship, and science and technology. Prior to that he served as Counselor for Multilateral Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, where he drafted several UN resolutions, delivered remarks in various UN forums, and engaged with senior UN officials and special procedures mandate holders.