Career Session for International Human Rights

March 08, 2021 • 12:30 PM • Virtual

As part of the Human Rights in Practice series, please join us for a one-hour, interactive group career counseling session with Siham Nurhussein, Attorney, USAID Office of the General Counsel, to discuss pathways to human rights careers. This is a great opportunity to interact in an informal small-group setting with a human rights practitioner. Co-sponsored by the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic. Learn more about Ms. Nurhussein and the event at Attendance is limited; please RSVP to Balfour Smith at

Siham Nurhussein

Siham Nurhussein is an Attorney in USAID’s Office of the General Counsel. She advises USAID's Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization on a wide range of legal issues related to foreign assistance. Before joining USAID, Siham was Senior Litigation Counsel at Sanford Heisler, LLP, where she litigated employment discrimination class actions and other civil rights matters. Prior to that, she worked as an Associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP and Clifford Chance LLP, representing clients in a range of litigation matters and internal investigations, including cases related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions. During her time in “Big Law,” she also dedicated a significant portion of her time to pro bono clients. Siham received a JD from NYU, an MPA from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and an AB from Harvard University.