George Selim is Director for Community Partnerships at the White House. Mr. Selim was previously a Senior Policy Adviser in the Office for Civil Rights & Civil Liberties at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His primary duties involved advising department leadership on policy issues at the intersection of civil rights and homeland security, including (1) working with other Federal agencies to develop and strengthen the U.S. Government’s civic engagement, public outreach,  and public diplomacy initiatives; (2) regularly engaging with the American Arab, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities; and (3) helping law enforcement officials better engage with ethnic and religious minorities nationally. In 2009, he helped create the National Security Internship to train Arabic-speaking college students for careers in public service.