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Rabia Chaudry    

Attorney, Advocate, Author of "Adnan's Story" & Podcast Host of "Undisclosed" and "The 45th"

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and author of the New York Times bestselling book "Adnan's Story" and Executive Producer of a four-part HBO documentary "The Case Against Adnan Syed." She is also co-producer and co-host of two podcasts, "Undisclosed" and "The 45th."

Chaudry was a 2016 Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at U.S. Institute of Peace, where she researched the intersection of religion and violent extremism in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. She came to USIP from the New America Foundation, where she was an International Security Fellow, developing and leading a CVE (countering violent extremism) community project in partnership with Google, Facebook and Twitter. Her work New America focused on the empowerment of American Muslim communities in social media advocacy.

In 2011 Chaudry founded the Safe Nation Collaborative, a CVE training firm, which worked on two fronts: providing CVE and cultural competency training to law enforcement, correctional, and homeland security officials, and providing national security and CVE training to Muslim communities and institutions. During its existence, Safe Nation worked with the US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Justice, the National Counter Terror Center, the Maryland State Police and Correctional Officer Training Commission, and the DC Metro Police Department. As a senior CVE analyst and consultant, Rabia worked on both domestic and international CVE projects with government and nonprofit sectors.

She received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for over a decade before moving into the CVE policy sphere.

Chaudry is a 2016 Aspen Ideas Scholar and on the Vanguard Board at the Aspen Institute, Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and a Fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the recipient of the Truman National Security Project's 2015 Harry S. Truman Award for Communications & Media Influence, is a 2015 Carnegie Corporation Great Immigrant, and is the recipient of the 2015 Healing & Hope award by the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.

She is currently working on a new podcast project in partnership with iHeartMedia and her second book, "Fatty Fatty Boom Boom," a memoir on food, fat, and family, due to be published in 2020 by Algonquin Books, and is a frequent public speaker and writer.

Speech Topics

Speech Topics

  • CVE
  • Civil Rights
  • Faith & Gender

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