Arjun S. Sethi


Writer and Consultant, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S.F.S., Georgetown; J.D., New York University

Arjun Sethi is a writer, attorney, and consultant based in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent commentator on civil rights and civil liberties related issues....

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Arjun Sethi is a writer, attorney, and consultant based in Washington, D.C. He is a frequent commentator on civil rights and civil liberties related issues. His work has appeared in numerous national outlets, including CNN, The Guardian, USA Today, and The Washington Post, and he has been widely quoted in print, radio and television, including by The New York Times, The Independent, BBC America, BBC World Radio, and NPR. He has represented victims of domestic violence, asylum-seekers, national security detainees, and criminal defendants on death row. In addition to his media work, he is also a consultant and advises foundations, nonprofits, and advocacy groups on rapid-response policy analysis, public education and community organizing campaigns, and solidarity work with various movements. He previously served as national legislative counsel for human rights and national security related affairs at the American Civil Liberties Union and was an associate at the international law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Professor Sethi is a graduate of NYU Law School and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he served as graduation class speaker. He is a member of the New York and DC bars.

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The American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice announced a panel discussion, April 6, 2017, on hate crime with Professor Arjun Sethi as a moderator.

"States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0"," coverage by Democracy Now!, March 14, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"’Explanatory Memorandum’ Detractors Ignore Evidence About MB in America," coverage by Investigative Project on Terrorism, March 1, 2017, referencing a Washington Post piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi.

“Calling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group would hurt all American Muslims”, coverage by the Washington Post, February 8, 2017 featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 

"The future of private prisons," coverage in MPRNews, January 3, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

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The American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice announced a panel discussion, April 6, 2017, on hate crime with Professor Arjun Sethi as a moderator.

"States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump's "Muslim Ban 2.0"," coverage by Democracy Now!, March 14, 2017, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"’Explanatory Memorandum’ Detractors Ignore Evidence About MB in America," coverage by Investigative Project on Terrorism, March 1, 2017, referencing a Washington Post piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi.

“Calling the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group would hurt all American Muslims”, coverage by the Washington Post, February 8, 2017 featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 

"The future of private prisons," coverage in MPRNews, January 3, 2017, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

“Why law enforcement must report hate crimes”, coverage in CNN, December 15, 2016, by Professor Arjun Singh Sethi.

"Why law enforcement must report hate crimes," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor

“What the Trump camp gets wrong on immigrant registry, coverage in CNN, November 18, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"What the Trump camp gets wrong on immigrant registry," CNN, November 18, 2016, an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun S. Sethi.

"Use of informants in Muslim-American communities sparks concern," coverage by Detroit Free Press (Mich.), October 16, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi.

“How the Terrorist Watchlist Works”, coverage in The CIPHER Brief, October 3, 2016, featuring Professor Arjun Sethi.

“9/11 was 15 years ago. Why do so many of us feel less safe?”, coverage in theguardian, September 8, 2016, by Professor Arjun Sethi.

“The Heat: US Prison Reform”, coverage in CCTV America, September 7, 2016, featuring Professor Arjun Sethi.

"Hate-crime laws aren't strong enough," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi, in USA Today, August 23, 2016.

“Louisiana draws blue line in wrong places,” an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor  Arjun Singh Sethi on CNN.com, July 6, 2016. 

"Louisiana draws blue line in wrong places," a piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi, CNN, July 6, 2016.

 "How the FBI helps Americans become 'terrorists,'" coverage in the Daily Dot, June 9, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 Adjunct Professor Arjun S. Sethi talks about CVE Programming on Viewpoint with James Zogby,” May 16, 2016.

 

 The FBI Is Ramping Up Use of Informants to Snoop on Muslims, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi in Reason.com, May 6, 2016.

 

"FBI's Creepy Intiative to Turn Imams Into Informants,” coverage in Reason.com, April 25, 2016, referencing a March 2016 Politico magazine article by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

How the FBI's Orwellian anti-terror programs are making you less safe,” coverage in The Week, April 18, 2016, quoting a Politico piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

Tough road for Great Recession victims: Column,” a piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun S. Sethi, USA Today, March 17, 2016.

"Stop the treatment industrial complex," an essay in Politico, March 9, 2016, was co-authored by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi. 

 "Why Are Airports Still So Clueless About Respecting Sikhs," coverage in the Huffington Post, March 8, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 "This Four-Year Saga Shows How the US Became the Global Cops in the War on Terror," coverage in Vice News, February 1, 2016, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016," Center for American Progress, January 20, 2016, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi

"How US and Saudi Arabia surrendered to ISIS and war on terror," coverage in the Daily O, December 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"Al Jazeera Censors Its Own Anti-Saudi Arabia Article for International Readers," coverage in Gawker, December 18, 2015, featuring Adjunct Professor Arjun S. Sethi.

"Saudi Arabia uses terrorism as an excuse for human rights abuses," an opinion piece in Aljazeera America, December 3, 2015, by Professor Arjun Sethi.

"Don't play into hands of terrorists ," coverage by CNN, November 19, 2015, an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 "Curriculum designed by the FBI draws criticism for inappropriately targeting Muslims," coverage by Deseret News, November 8, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun S. Sethi.

"The FBI Wants to Use This New Tool to Profile for Violent Extremism," coverage by KUT.org, November 6, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"F.B.I. Tool to Identify Extremists Is Criticized," coverage in The New York Times, November 1, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

"F.B.I. Tool to Identify Extremists Is Criticized," coverage in The New York Times, November 1, 2015, quoting Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi.

 "Don't let hate crimes persist in America," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi, CNN.com, October 22, 2015.

"Obama misled the public on drones," an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Sethi in Al Jazeera America, October 20, 2015.

"The un-American way to tackle extremism," CNN, July 14, 2015, a piece by Adjunct Professor Arjun Singh Sethi.  

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