Farah Pandith

Date of Birth: January 13th, 1968

Place of Birth: Jammu and Kashmir, India

Farah Pandith was the very first Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the United States Department of State. Appointed by Hillary Clinton during the Obama administration in 2009, she is responsible for engagement with Muslims at an organization level as well as a people-to-people level. Born in India but raised in Massachusetts, she also worked on the National Security Council during the Bush administration. She stopped working in the government in 2014 but continues to work towards ways to improve Muslim outreach.

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(2019, March 12). Farah Pandith. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Pandith                       

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