Register for the September 11th Symposium! Exploring the Post September 11th Rise in Anti-Arab, Anti-Muslim & Anti-Asian Hate

Join ADC and the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State Law School this upcoming Thursday, August 12th at 3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT for the second panel of our September 11th 20th Anniversary Virtual Symposium! This time the discussion will be exploring the rise of anti-Arab, anti-Muslim and anti-Asian hate post the September 11th attacks and how it still affects our communities today. How and where does that hatred manifest itself and how has it affected the policies we live by? To answer these questions and more, we are happy to have with us Michigan State University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Dr. Nazita Lajevardi; Associate Professor of Law from University of New Mexico School of Law, Vinay Harpalani; and Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University, Khaled Beydoun. The discussion will be moderated by ADC Legal Director Abed Ayoub and will feature questions from attendees so make sure to register and leave your questions for the speakers!

This webinar will be held via Zoom. Registration for the webinar is required and can be completed here. 

Nazita Lajevardi is an attorney and Assistant Professor of Political Science at MSU. She received her PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 2017, her JD from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2012, and her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009. Her work focuses mainly on issues related to religion, race, and ethnic politics, political behavior, voting rights, and immigration. Lajevardi’s writings have been published in venues such as Cambridge University Press, The Journal of PoliticsAmerican Political Science ReviewPolitical BehaviorJournal of Race and Ethnic Politics, and Politics Groups and Identities, among others. It has also been featured in the popular media, including The AtlanticThe New York TimesThe Washington PostVox Magazine, Religion News Service, and The Huffington Post.

Vinay Harpalani is Associate Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and a Henry Weihofen Professor. He focuses on the intersections between race, education, and law. He explores the nuances of racial diversity and identity from various disciplinary perspectives. His writings have covered topics such as affirmative action in university admissions, racial ambiguity, skin color discrimination, and the psychological development of racial identity. Harpalani’s 2012 law review article, “Diversity Within Racial Groups and the Constitutionality of Race-Conscious Admissions”, which was published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, was cited in eight U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs.

Khaled Beydoun is an Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at Wayne State University. He is a leading scholar on national security, the War on Terror, and civil rights. Beydoun is the author of the critically acclaimed American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear (University of California Press), and co-editor of Islamophobia and the Law, a critical reader published by Cambridge University Press.

Abed Ayoub serves as the National Legal & Policy Director of the American -Arab Anti- Discrimination Committee (ADC). Throughout his career Ayoub has worked to address issues impacting Arabs and Muslims in the United States, including matters related to discrimination, immigration, hate crimes, surveillance and profiling. Under his leadership the ADC Legal Department has successfully assisted and provide pro bono support to thousands of impacted community members across the country. Ayoub regularly advocates on behalf of the community with lawmakers and government agencies, and also works to enhance the community’s economic empowerment, and access to education. He is a regular commentator on national and international media and has developed a strong reputation for his commitment to social justice and access to justice for all. Ayoub graduated from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2005


Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT
Click here to register

Stay in the loop and follow up on updates for the September 11th 20th Anniversary Virtual Symposium! We hope that you can join us.

Scroll to Top