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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

Taif Jany

Policy Coordinator, Young Elected Officials Network

Taif Jany was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. At age 16, he fled the sectarian civil conflict in the country and sought refuge in Damascus, Syria. Jany arrived in the United States at age 18 to attend Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he studied sociology and French.

  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence
US Politics, Civic Engagement, Immigration, Muslim Ban, Discrimination and Bigotry, Race and Racism

Faiza Patel

Co-Director, Brennan Center for Justice
New York City, NY

Faiza Patel serves as co-director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program. She has testified before Congress opposing the dragnet surveillance of Muslims, organized advocacy efforts against state laws designed to incite fear of Islam, and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD. Ms.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
Surveillance, National Security, Terrorism, Immigration

Ibraham Qatabi

Legal Worker for Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative, Center for Constitutional Rights

Ibraham Qatabi is a Yemeni American political analyst and a human rights advocate and organizer. He is also a legal worker for the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Mr. Qatabi serves as a UN-U.S.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
  • Immigration
National Security, Civil Liberties, Civic Engagement, Muslim Ban, Immigration

Hina Shamsi

Director of National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union
New York City, NY

Hina Shamsi is the director of the ACLU National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices are consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human rights.

  • National Security/Law
  • Foreign Policy
  • US Politics
National Security, Civil Liberties, Terrorism, Surveillance