Suhail Kahn

Suhail A. Khan serves as Director of External Affairs at Microsoft Corporation and a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Global Engagement, a Christian religious freedom think tank.

Suhail served as a policy advisor and counsel on Capitol Hill, and a senior political appointee with the Bush administration, where he served in the White House and as an advisor for two cabinet secretaries. He was awarded the U.S. DOT Secretary’s Team Award in 2005 and the Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement in 2007. Suhail was awarded the Young Conservative Coalition’s Buckley Award in 2010.

Suhail was elected to the Board of Directors for the American Conservative Union in 2007 and serves on the Board of Advisers for the interfaith Center for Interreligious Understanding. In 2014, Suhail was appointed by RNC Chairman Reince Prebus to serve on the Asian Pacific American Advisory Council of the Republican National Committee. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for Children’s National Medical Center, the American Jewish Committee’s Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for the American Studies Center, the parent foundation for Radio America and the American Veterans Center. He has served on political campaigns in California, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Kentucky, Virginia, Kentucky and Massachusetts.

In addition to his political efforts, Suhail has been a passionate advocate for religious freedom, both in the U.S. and around the globe participating in efforts in countries such as China, Vietnam, Europe and throughout the Middle East. In combating Holocaust-denial and anti-Semitism, Suhail led delegations of major American and global faith leaders to Europe’s death camps in 2010, 2013 and 2020.

Suhail was born in Boulder, Colorado, and grew up in California. His parents immigrated to the US from southern India. He holds a BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a JD from the University of Iowa.