Monday, February 11, 6:30 - 8 pm
Haris Tarin, Director, Washington DC Office, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
Location: Student Union Theatre

Topic: Islamophobia

Haris Tarin is currently the Director of the Washington DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). He was raised and educated in Southern California where he received his undergraduate education and is currently pursuing his graduate work in Washington DC.

In his capacity as the DC Director of MPAC he engages various agencies within government including the White House, Department of Justice, State Department, Department of Homeland Security and offices on Capitol Hill. This past summer President Obama chose to call three leading young Americans to discuss various policy issues; the President called and then met with Haris to discuss policies pertaining to national security, countering violent extremism, the American Muslim community and civic engagement. Haris has been published in various national and international publications including the LA Times, CNN and has a regular column on the Huffington Post. He has spoken at various domestic and international conferences and media outlets on topics such as National Security, Islam and governance, US-Muslim World Relations, Role of the American Muslim institutions in Policy Formation, Religion and Public Life, and Civic Engagement. Haris is a and a USC/Georgetown AMCLI Fellow and is also the author of Intro to Muslim America.

He currently resides in Northern Virginia with his wife, Ghada, and two children.