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Unpacking the Muslim Bans with Shoba Wadhia

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Unpacking the Muslim Bans: A Conversation on Islamophobia in the Courts and the Administration

The Bridge Initiative  is excited to co-sponsor with The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies  and GU Law’s Office of Equity, Community, and Inclusion to bring Penn State Professor, attorney, and alumna of GU’s Law School, Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia  who has been at the forefront of unpacking, analyzing and “translating” the various iterations of the Muslim Bans promulgated by the current administration. At Penn State, Professor Wadhia is a Weiss Faculty Scholar, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.

Professor Wadhia will summarize and unpack the various and meandering iterations of the Muslim Bans, from January 2017 to February 2018, and provide us a sense of what is to come as the Supreme Court gears up to hear arguments this Spring. The event will be moderated by human rights lawyers and Bridge Senior Research Fellow Arsalan Iftikhar who will situate these discriminatory and harmful policies within an analysis of Islamophobia.

**********Refreshments will be provided***************

Please RSVP to the event by clicking here. 

We are grateful for the support of The Human Rights Institute at GU Law, Institute for the Study of International Migration at GU, and Muslim Life at GU.  

Accomodation requests related to a disability should be made by February 16th to Sanaa Anwar at bridge@georgetown.edu. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests made after February 16th. 

This lecture at Georgetown University is made possible in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant to support Georgetown University’s National Resource Center – Middle East & North Africa


February 22, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Leavey Program Room, Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
3201 Reservoir Rd NW
Washington, DC United States


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