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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

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.

  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Terrorism, Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, National Security, Immigration, Women's Issues

Fahd Ahmed

Executive Director, Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM)

Fahd Ahmed is currently the Executive Director of DRUM (Desis Rising Up & Moving) of New York City, where he has served in various capacities since 2000. DRUM has mobilized and built the leadership of thousands of low-income, South Asian immigrants to lead social and policy change that impacts their own lives, from immigrant rights to education reform, civil rights, and worker’s justice.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, National Security, US Politics, South Asian Issues

Shannon Al-Wakeel

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Muslim Justice League
Boston, MA

Shannon Al-Wakeel is the executive director of the Muslim Justice League (MJL), a Boston-based organization advocating for human and civil rights that are threatened under national security pretexts. She was one of four Muslim women who founded MJL following federal law enforcement announcements in 2014 of a “countering violent extremism” pilot program targeting Boston.

  • National Security/Law
  • US Politics
Surveillance, Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, National Security, US Politics, Discrimination and Bigotry

Sahar F. Aziz

Professor of Law, Rutgers University Law School

Sahar F. Aziz is a Professor of Law, Chancellor’s Social Justice Scholar, and Middle East and Legal Studies Scholar at Rutgers University Law School.  Professor Aziz’s scholarship examines intersections of national security, race, and civil rights with a focus on the adverse impact of national security laws and policies on racial, ethnic, and religious minorities in the U.S.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
National Security, North African Issues, Middle East, Women's Issues, Terrorism. Discrimination and Bigotry, Civil Liberties

Sarah Basha

Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Mediator

Sarah Basha is co-founder and President of a Washington DC based non-profit devoted to conflict resolution, routinely designing simulation based training workshops for clients such as the Department of State, the US Army and various media and academic institutions.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
Interfaith Relations, Health, Women's Issues

Maya M. Berry

Executive Director, Arab American Institute (AAI)

Maya Berry is Executive Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI), steering the Institute's policy agenda.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Surveillance, Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Arab Issues, Civic Engagement

Zahra Billoo

Executive Director, CAIR-SFBA
Bay Area, CA

Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As such, she leads the oldest CAIR chapter in the country, serving the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims. Ms.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics

Reverend Dr. Chloe Breyer

Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York
New York, NY

Since 2007, the Rev. Chloe Breyer has directed The Interfaith Center of New York, a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works with hundreds of grassroots religious leaders from diverse faith traditions to catalyze partnerships with civic officials to resolve social problems plaguing New York City. Issues include police reform, immigration concerns, and domestic violence.

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
Discrimination and Bigotry, Interfaith Relations, Women's Issues, Immigration, Civil Liberties

Scott Cooper

Director of National Security Outreach, Human Rights First

As the Director of National Security Outreach, Scott Cooper is Human Rights First’s chief ambassador to the national security community. He leads efforts to build partnerships with members of the military and national security communities as well as national security-focused think tanks and research institutions. Prior to joining Human Rights First, Mr. Cooper worked in the Marine Corps.

  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Military, National Security, Discrimination and Bigotry

Masih Ali Fouladi

Advocacy Manager, CAIR-LA
Anaheim, CA

Masih Fouladi is an Advocacy Manager at the Greater Los Angeles Office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). He manages CAIR-LA’s Advocacy Team which includes the civil rights, policy, community organizing, leadership, and outreach departments.

  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Civil Liberties, Immigration, Muslim Ban, Bullying