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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 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 women who founded MJL after federal announcements that Boston would be a pilot city for the “countering violent extremism” (CVE) campaign.

  • 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

Maya M. Berry

Executive Director, Arab American Institute (AAI)
Washington, DC

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 serves as the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA) office, the oldest and one of the largest CAIR chapter offices. Since joining in 2009, Zahra has led the organization through a period of six-fold growth.

  • 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

Masih Ali Fouladi

Executive Director, CAIR-WA
Seattle, WA

Masih Fouladi is the Executive Director of Washington state chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA). Prior to that, Fouladi served as Advocacy Manager at the Greater Los Angeles Office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA).

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

Michael German

Fellow with Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
New York City, NY

Michael German is a fellow with the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure that the US government respects human rights and fundamental freedoms in its counterterrorism efforts. His work focuses on law enforcement and intelligence oversight and reform. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr.

  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
Terrorism, National Security, Law Enforcement, US Politics

Jehan Hakim

Chair, The Yemeni Alliance Committee
San Francisco, CA

Jehan Hakim chairs The Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC), which was formed after the first Muslim Ban (1/2017)- to support Yemeni-American communities in the Bay Area during periods of social unrest. The YAC organizes protests and actions, coordinates congressional visits, creates social media toolkits and campaigns to resist anti-Yemeni policies.

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