American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention

June 10-12, 2011 

“Defining Our Role in a Changing World”

Washington, DC | | June 7, 2011 -- The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the  largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the U.S., will host the ADC National Convention, June 10, 11, and 12, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008. The theme for this year’s convention is entitled “Defining Our Role in a Changing World.”

Confirmed speakers include:

  • DEBORAH RAMIREZ, a Professor at Northeastern University Law School.

  • DAVID COLE professor of constitutional law, national security, and criminal justice at Georgetown University.

  • ALIA MALEK, author and civil rights lawyer.

  • MICHAEL ROLINCE, a recognized expert in counterterrorism, intelligence and counterintelligence investigations.

  • RALPH NADER, America’s most renowned and effective crusader for the rights of consumers.

  • DANIEL SUTHERLAND, Chief, Countering Violent Extremism Group, National Counterterrorism Center.

  • ROY AUSTIN, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • SHARIF EL-GAMAL, NYC real estate developer of Park 51 "Ground Zero Mosque."

  • PAUL FINDLEY, former U.S. Representative from Illinois and cofounder of the Council for the National Interest.

  • JEFFREY GHANNAM, a journalist, lawyer and media development practitioner in the Middle East.

  • KHALED MATTAWA, Libyan author-writer who teaches at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

  • RADIA DAOUSSI, Tunisian nati