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Engy Abdelkader

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; U.N. & Foreign Policy studies at Rutger's University

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Engy Abdelkader is an academic expert on the intersection of law, religion and society, and Muslim identity.


Engy Abdelkader is a faculty member at Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she teaches seminars on civil liberties and national security as well as terrorism and human rights. At Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative, a multi-year research project housed in the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, she researches and writes on the intersection of religion, law and society with a particular focus on Islamophobia. The author of "When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections," her legal scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal, Asian American Law Journal at Berkeley Law, and the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law. Her popular writing and other work has been featured by CNN, TIME, The Huffington Post, CBS News, Slate, The Washington Post, The Atlantic and others. Ms. Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees, including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.


  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

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Terrorism, Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, National Security, Immigration, Women's Issues

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