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“What Happened Here Is Not Right”: Religion, Civil Liberties, and Cultures of Surveillance Since 9/11
Thousands of Americans were targeted and surveilled, detained and sometimes deported, because they were Muslim or perceived to be Muslim. Yet, government officials who helped implement such policies believed they were doing what was necessary to protect their country. In this event, we will interrogate this disconnect, and look at how the experiences of Muslim Americans during our country’s “war on terror” is a reminder of the fragility of our democracy.

Panel:

Rozina Ali is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a fellow at Type Media and part of an ASU research team investigating the lived experience of post-9/11 mass detention and surveillance. Her reporting and essays on the Middle East, the war on terror and Islamophobia in the United States have appeared in The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, the Guardian, New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Foreign Policy and others. She was on the editorial staff of The New Yorker from 2015-2019, served as a senior editor at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs and a deputy editor for The Economist.

Anand Gopal is a sociologist, journalist and assistant research professor with the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict and Center on the Future of War at ASU. His reporting on democratic movements, political violence and the human costs of war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere. His book, “No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes,” won the Ridenhour Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer and National Book Award.

Daniel Rothenberg is an anthropologist and co-director of the Center on the Future of War and professor of practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at ASU. An expert on international human rights and political violence, he has overseen rule of law and human rights projects in Afghanistan, Iraq, Central Africa and Latin America, i

Dec 9, 2021 04:00 PM in Arizona

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