ADC Policy Conference: "10 Years After 9/11"

On Thursday September 8, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will be hosting a policy conference: “10 Years After 9/11.” The day-long event will be held at the ADC Heritage Center in Washington, DC. With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedies drawing upon us, the policy conference will feature multiple panel discussions centered around the impact of 9/11 on civil rights and liberties.

There will be a number of civil rights leaders and government officials, many of whom are listed below, attending and providing their expertise throughout the event. Scheduled panels include:Countering Violent Extremism in the Post 9/11 Era; Coalition Building, Organizing and Mobilizing in the Post 9/11 Era; 10 Years Later-- The Impact of 9/11 on our Civil Rights & Liberties. Also scheduled is a working-lunch with the General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Mr. P. David Lopez. 

Seating for this event is extremely limited. If you would like to attend, please send and email to with your name, organization affiliation, job title, and city of residence or send a request online. Requests will be considered on an individual basis. For those who cannot attend, the conference will be streamed live.



8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration
Coffee and Light Beverages will be provided

8:30 - 8:45 AM: ADC Welcome and Statement 
* Warren David, President
* Abed A. Ayoub, Legal Director 
8:45 - 9:10 AM: Special Remarks -- Honorable Congressman John Conyers, Jr. 

9:15 - 9:35 AM: White House Remarks  
D. Paul Monteiro, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement 

9:35 - 10:00 AM: Opening Remarks:  10 Years After 9/11
Laila Al-Qatami, Former ADC Communications Director 

10:05 - 11:30 AM: Countering Violent Extremism in the Post 9/11 Era
* Alejandro Beutel, Government and Policy Analyst, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) 
* Dr. Arun Kundnani, Fellow at the Open Society Foundations (OSF) 
* Mike German, Policy Council, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
* Nate Snyder, US Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary -- Special Advisor for Community Partnership & Strategic Engagement Counterterrorism Working Group
* Adem Carroll, Founder Muslim Consultative Network and Director Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance

11:30 - 1:30 PM: Break for Working-Lunch
* P. David Lopez, General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  
* Laura Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office 
* Moderated by Manijt Singh, Chairman, SALDEF 

1:30 - 3:00 PM: Coalition Building, Organizing and Mobilizing in the Post 9/11 Era
* Suehaila Amen, First-Vice President/Communications & Public Relations Chair, Lebanese American Heritage Club 
* Margaret Huang, Executive Director Rights Working Group (RWG) 
* Khaled Beydoun, Attorney/Advocate 
* Moderated by:  Suhail Khan, Chairman of the Conservative Inclusion
Coalition (CIC) & Member of the Board, American Conservative Union (ACU)

3:10 - 4:45 PM: 10 Years Later -- The Impact of 9/11 on our Civil Rights & Liberties
* Sahar Aziz, Associate Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law/Legal Fellow, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding
* Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy-  The Sikh Coalition 
* Mazen M. Basrawi, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division 
* Ehsan Zaffar, Policy Advisor, Department of Homeland Security -- Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties  
* Moderated by: Abed Ayoub, ADC Legal Director 

4:45 PM: Sessions completed, break and return for reception light foods

5:30 - 6:30 PM: Dinner Reception with Special Guests