Selected Past Speaking Engagements

2016

July
New York City, NY | Speaking to the Nigerian American community on civil rights protections for communities in the U.S.

New Jersey | Drew University - talk on internecine community conflict and how faith-based mediation can resolve inter-religious and intra-community disputes

June
Los Angeles, CA | University of Southern California - Speaking about dilemmas in community engagement and ethics of community policing.

May
Tashkent, Uzbekistan | Speaking to UN Member States that are signatories to UNHRC Resolution 16/18

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Speaking to UN Member States that are signatories to UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on U.S. best practices to ensure freedom of religion and prosecution of those institutions that inhibit the free exercise of religion.

Philadelphia, PA | Speaking to community groups along with Secretary Jeh Johnson about the impact of terrorism on community well-being and resilience.

April
New York | New York City Bar - The Muslim-American Community: An Introduction to the Basics of Islamic Practices and Relevant Emerging Legal Trends - Panelist focusing on Fourth Amendment Privacy Developments

March
Houston, TX | Ben Hall Legal Hour, KCOH Houston Radio - constitutional commentary on recent claims made by political candidates to surveil American Muslim neighborhoods or ban immigrants from entering the country.

Los Angeles, CA | University of Southern California, Safe Communities Institute - on Law Enforcement and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

New Jersey | New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Annual Conference on Solutions to mitigating violence while securing rights and liberties.

Dallas, TX | Department of Justice, on hate crimes protections and strategies for securing communities moving forward.

February
Spain | Speaking tour on religious freedom (implementation of UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on the basis of religion or belief). 

Atlanta, GA | Business Executives for National Security Speaker's Series and Urban Area Security Initiative Atlanta - both engagements I spoke on the false tradeoff between rights and security when prosecuting violent extremists in the U.S.

2015

November
Rutgers, NJ | Rutgers University - on Effective Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Oversight of Homeland Security Programs.

Washington, D.C. | American Society of Criminology Conference - on Integrating Criticism of Violent Extremism Programs into Ongoing Policy

October
Los Angeles, CA | University of Southern California, Safe Communities Institute - on Law Enforcement and Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Atlanta, GA | Georgia Department of Emergency Management - on Privacy and Civil Liberties Issues in Addressing the Violent Extremist Narrative

September
Memphis, TN | National Civil Rights Museum - on Building Resilience in Faith-Based Communities in the wake of a Homegrown Violent Extremist Attack

Orlando, FL | UAPI Homeland Security/Defense Teaching Conference - on Tools for Teaching Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in a National Security Context

August
Los Angeles, CA | University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy - Keynote speaker at CREATE's 2015 Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism

May
Monterey, CA | Speaker on civil liberties issues and violent extremism at the Executive Education Program, Naval Post Graduate School. 

2014

November
Los Angeles, CA | Spotlight on Careers in International Law - Panelist speaking to enlighten students on the variety of careers and industries involved in the international law arena.

October
Washington, D.C.| How To Be An Adjunct Professor Workshop - leading an interactive workshop intended to assist young or mid-career professionals in obtaining a position as adjunct faculty in their field of choice.

August
Washington, D.C.| USPAK Youth Leadership Conference - Panelist speaking to inspire students on how to achieve their goals and provide career guidance in the government sector.

Los Angeles, CA | University of Southern California - Keynote speaker at CREATE's 2014 Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism

April
Boston, MA | University of Massachusetts - speaking at the Slomoff Symposium on working with diverse communities in the homeland security arena.

March
Trenton, NJ | Sanctuary of Christ Church - on the importance of continuing the quest for civil rights for the African-American community. 

January
Athens, Greece | Three-day seminar on religious freedom (implementation of UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on the basis of religion or belief). 

2013

December. 
Madrid, Spain | Speaking tour on religious freedom, civil rights and violent extremism issues.
Washington D.C. | Engaging communities on civil rights and homeland security, White House Initiative on Asian Pacific Islanders

November. 
Athens, Greece | Three-day seminar on religious freedom (implementation of UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on the basis of religion or belief).

September. 
Denpasar, Indonesia | Three-day seminar on religious freedom (implementation of UNHRC Resolution 16/18 on the basis of religion or belief)

May
Washington, D.C. | Conference on the terrorist influence of charities, National Counterterrorism Center

April
San Francisco, CA | Organization of American Historians - Annual Conference

January
Toronto, Canada | Chaldean Conference of Bishops - Annual Summit

2012

July
San Francisco, CA | White House Hispanic Community Action Summit

September
Washington, D.C. | Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee 11th Annual Policy Conference

2011

September
Washington, D.C. | Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee 10th Annual Policy Conference

August
Washington, D.C. | United Voices of 9/11 Hearing Session

July
San Diego, CA | American Immigration Lawyers Association Conference

June
Chicago, IL | Islamic Society of North America Annual Conference

2010

February
Washington, D.C. | North American South Asian Law Student Association 12th Annual Conference

2009

October
Washington, D.C. | Equal Justice Works 3rd Annual Conference

February
Washington, D.C. | North American South Asian Law Student Association 11th Annual Conference