Faiza Patel is senior director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program and an expert on government surveillance, especially its targeting of minority communities; domestic terrorism; and the impact of technology on civil rights and civil liberties.
Fahd Ahmed is executive director of DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) in New York City. Coming from Pakistan as an undocumented immigrant in 1991, he has been a grassroots organizer on the issues of racial profiling, immigrant justice, police accountability and national security for over a decade.
Rachel Levinson-Waldman serves as managing director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to advance effective national security policies that respect constitutional values and the rule of law.
Hina Shamsi is director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Security Project, which is dedicated to ensuring that U.S. national security policies and practices comply with the Constitution, civil liberties and human rights.
Xiangnong (George) Wang is a staff attorney at the Knight First Amendment Institute, with a focus on privacy and security.
The Clare & Jerry Rotenberg Institute on Aging is a knowledge hub promoting all aspects of positive aging — physical, social, emotional and spiritual — from a Jewish perspective in the greater Rochester, New York, area.
Lynn Casteel Harper is an essayist, Baptist minister and chaplain. Her debut book, On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear, investigates the myths and metaphors surrounding dementia and aging.
Bani Dugal is the principal representative of the Bahá’í International Community to the U.N. As part of the community of international nongovernmental organizations at the U.N. since 1994, she is currently serving on the steering committee of the NGO Working Group on the Security Council.
Religions for Peace International is an international coalition of representatives from the world’s religions dedicated to promoting peace founded in 1970. Email contact through webpage.