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American Muslims Under Surveillance (Lecture 2 of 3)
Thu, April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
About the Lecture
At this moment in our nation’s history, there is an unprecedented need for interreligious education and engagement around Islam.
In the second lecture in this series, Engy Abdelkader will examine the U.S. government’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program, which targets American Muslims and calls on community leaders to identify individuals within their communities who show signs of radicalization. Abdelkader argues that the current CVE program (1) infringes on Muslim civil rights, (2) perpetuates an irrational fear of Muslim communities, and (3) wastes time and resources by focusing on a minority group while dismissing other viable non-Muslim national security threats.
About the Speaker
Engy Abdelkader is a faculty member at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where she teaches on international terrorism, human rights, civil liberties, and national security. Abdelkader also works with Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative, a multi-year research project that connects the academic study of Islamophobia to the public square. Abdelkader is a legal fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a U.S. State Department Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group member, and a religious freedom advisor to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees. She has been published in both academic and popular venues and is the author of When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections (Georgetown University).
Save the Date
This lecture is the second in a three-part speaker series. Dates and locations of the first and third lectures are listed below.
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