Jamil Dakwar is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program. He leads a team of lawyers and researchers advising ACLU programs on international human rights law. He also oversees the ACLU’s human rights documentation, advocacy and litigation before international bodies including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Prior to joining the ACLU, he worked at Human Rights Watch, where he conducted research, engaged in advocacy, and published reports on issues of torture and detention in Egypt, Morocco, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territory. Before moving to the United States, he was a senior attorney with Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel. Mr. Dakwar is an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Hunter College. He will also be teaching a human rights course at Bard College in the Fall.
Mr. Dakwar will be introduced by Professor Claudia Flores, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School.
Food will be provided.