Engy Abdelkader Attorney, Scholar, Educator

Engy Abdelkader is a full-time faculty member at Georgetown's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service where she teaches seminars on civil liberties and national security as well as terrorism and human rights. At Georgetown’s Bridge Initiative, a multi-year research project housed in the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, she researches and writes on the intersection of religion, law and society with a particular focus on Islamophobia. The author of When Islamophobia Turns Violent: The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections (Georgetown), her legal scholarship has been published in the Fordham International Law Journal, Asian American Law Journal at Berkeley Law and the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, among other journals. Her popular writing has been featured in, or her work covered by, CNN, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, The Huffington Post, CBS News, Slate, The Washington Post, The Catholic Reporter, Newseum Institute and others. Abdelkader holds two U.S. law degrees including credentials from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where she served as a Constitutional Law Teaching Fellow and she graduated with academic distinction.

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