July 17-20, 2019
George Selim is the first Director of the Office for Community Partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Secretary Jeh Johnson established the office in September 2015 to build relationships and promote trust with local communities, and to support innovative community based programs to counter violent extremism (CVE). In 2016, George was also selected to lead the new interagency CVE Task Force to integrate and synchronize federal efforts addressing violent extremism and promoting community resilience. Before assuming these roles, George served for four years as the White House’s Director for Community Partnerships on the National Security Council. Prior to his work at the White House, George was a senior policy advisor in the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at DHS and at the Department of Justice. George is also a commissioned officer in the United States Navy Reserve.