"The Civil Rights of Muslim Americans: A Casualty of the War on Terror" wit...
Co-sponsored with the Bridge Initiative.
Innocent Muslim Americans are a casualty of the war on terror. They are regularly targeted by abusive and overreaching counter-terrorism programs including countering violent extremism initiatives, watchlists, and suspicious activity reporting. They likewise endure disproportionate surveillance and profiling by national intelligence agencies and law enforcement. We spy on the many to catch the few. We target based on faith, not evidence of wrongdoing. This talk will explore these abusive practices and discuss efforts underway to curb them.
Arjun Singh Sethi is a civil rights lawyer, writer, and teacher based in Washington, D.C. Arjun is currently Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition and previously served as national legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also an an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School, where he teaches courses on policing, profiling, and surveillance. Arjun has been invited by numerous law enforcement agencies, including the FBI & CBP, to preview intelligence programs prior to launch. Arjun has published more than 40 columns in national media outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, Politico Magazine, USA Today, and The Washington Post, and his work has been widely cited, including by The New York Times, The Yale Law Journal, and CNN.
Seating is limited
Lunch will be provided