Hina M. Gir

Director of Foreign Policy, Special Competitive Studies Project

Hina M. Gir is Director of Foreign Policy at the Special Competitive Studies Project.  Previously, she was a Manager for Cyber and Strategic Risk at Deloitte, serving clients at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining Deloitte in Fall 2018, Hina served in several positions across the U.S. Government, including at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, and at the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House. Hina departed the NSC in 2018, as the Chief of Staff for International Economic Affairs. Prior to this role, Hina was Special Assistant to National Security Advisor, General H.R. McMaster. And before joining the West Wing of the White House, she was the Special Assistant for cybersecurity policy at the NSC for 14 months and transitioned from the Obama administration to the Trump administration in this role. Hina earned her master’s degree in Terrorism and Security Policy from American University. While earning her master’s degree, she was selected as a finalist for the Presidential Management Fellows program and subsequently appointed by DHS for a two-year term. During her appointment, Hina worked as a budget analyst at FEMA, and worked at DHS Office of Policy on climate change and countering violent extremism. She volunteers with Luminis Health’s Doctors Community Medical Center and serves as the co-chair for the Patient and Family Advisory Council. She also volunteers as an English instructor at the Washington English Center in Washington, DC, offering English instruction to adult immigrants and refugees, and also serves on the Associate Board of the Washington English Center. In 2022, Hina was also selected to join the Leadership Council for the American Pakistan Foundation. Hina is also a former Fellow with the Transatlantic Digital Debates.