Developing Your Personal Brand: A Workshop with Bassima Alghussein

Your personal brand is vital to your career. Building your personal brand, however, can be tricky. How do you distinguish yourself in your field? How can you leverage your personal brand to help you reach the next step in your professional life? If you have asked yourself any of these questions, then you should join YPFP and Young Government Leaders (YGL) for a joint workshop on personal branding. In this workshop, our partner Bassima Alghussein, President of Alghussein Global Strategies, will leverage her years of experience in the foreign policy and national security field to coach YPFP and YGL members on ways to manage your personal brand.

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where: UCDC

1608 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA

Check-in: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Discussion: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Post-Discussion Mingle: 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bassima Alghussein is Managing Partner of Alghussein Global Strategies, a government affairs and political communications consulting firm based in Washington D.C. The firm has executed projects involving the U.S. Congress, U.S. Dept. of State, European Union, British Parliament, Egyptian Parliament, International Monetary Fund and the World Economic Forum. Ms. Alghussein is also a Truman National Security Project Political Expert.

She has appeared hundreds of times on national and international news outlets on foreign and domestic policy issues including: Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, Al Arabiya, Al Jazeera, i24News, CGTN, and TRT World, spanning the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has published or been quoted in: Foreign Affairs, Al Jazeera English, and The American Conservative.

Ms. Alghussein previously served as a White House appointed Legislative Affairs Advisor to the U.S. Dept. of Energy in the Obama Administration and is a graduate of the White House Management Leadership Training Program. She previously led Congressional relations for the Center for Strategic and International Studies-- consistently ranked the world's most influential defense think tank-- working with global leaders including Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger, among others. She began her career on Capitol Hill, in the U.S. House of Representatives working for a member of the Armed Services Committee. 

Ms. Alghussein is a cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College in International Relations and is pursuing her Masters degree at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Security Studies. She previously studied and worked at Yale University.
Her interest in international relations stems from her competitive debate experience, winning first place at the Hawaii State Championship. At the National Debate Championship Ms. Alghusssein was recruited as one of five debaters to represent the US at the World Debate Championship in Peru. 

She grew up between Hawaii, Cairo, California and Abu Dhabi.

June 20, 2018 at 6pm - 8pm
UC Washington Center (UCDC)
1608 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
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