Hussein Hirji

Hussein Hirji

Embassy of Canada  |  Economic and Development Counsellor

Hussein completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University, before pursuing his Master’s in Development Economics at the University of London. He worked for the Aga Khan Development Network in Syria, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan before returning to Canada where he managed development projects in Egypt and Afghanistan. Since joining Global Affairs Canada, Hussein has covered the West Bank and Gaza and Middle East Peace Process; been part of Canada’s delegation to the UN General Assembly; covered Canada’s nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation policy; and been posted to the Representative Office of Canada in Ramallah. He has been the Economic and Development Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada in Washington since September 2015.