Fri, 20 November 2015
Rabia Chaudry is best known for bringing the irregularities surrounding the murder conviction of Anand Syed to the attention of This American Life reporter Sarah Keonig, who then turned the saga in into the wildly popular Serial podcast.
But Rabia is a well known in national security circles for her work to train law enforcement on countering violent extremism and for her legal work on behalf of individuals wrongfully targeted by law enforcement. She is the founder of the Safe Nation Collaborative, is a former New America Foundation and Truman National Security Fellow, and is soon starting a project with the US Institute of Peace.
We have a great conversation that is particularly timely in amidst a new wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in the USA in the wake of the Paris attacks. We discuss her own family's story of immigration; how growing up in rural towns, often the only person of color, shaped her worldview, and how the September 11th attacks and its aftermath inspired her to a career in public policy.
Direct download: improvedRabia_Chaudry_-_11-20-15_1.14_PM.mp3
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