Rabia Chaudry is Jennings Randolph senior fellow at USIP, where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. Her regions of interest are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. She comes to USIP from the New America Foundation, where she was an International Security fellow, developing and leading a CVE community project in partnership with Google, Facebook and Twitter.
Rabia received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for over a decade before moving into the CVE policy sphere.
Rabia is a 2016 Aspen Ideas scholar, fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the most popular podcast in history, “Serial”, and is the co-producer and co-host of the podcast “Undisclosed”, with over 160 million downloads.
Susan Simpson graduated from the George Washington University Law School. As an associate with the Volkov Law Group, she focuses primarily on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and white collar defense, as well as related civil proceedings. Her previous legal experience includes civil litigation and criminal appeals. She is a producer of the Undisclosed podcast, along with Colin Miller and Rabia Chaudry.
Sarah Basha is a Conflict Analyst with years of experience in legislative and political affairs. She trains American Muslims in public policy and advocacy and builds relationships with elected officials at State and Federal levels on anywhere from foreign policy concerns to immigration issues and challenges to religious freedom. Her work also involves evaluating State candidates for political endorsements and allocating resources for campaigns. Sarah's background in conflict resolution pulls together her skills as an analyst, mediator and communicator to get bipartisan support for common sense policies. When she isn’t meeting lawmakers and hearing constituent concerns, Sarah designs conflict workshops for government and private clients that combine Game Theory, simulation exercises and new media tools. As a Conservative American of Indian descent born in Kuwait, she speaks fluent Urdu and Hindi and swears by her Arabic when shopping in the Middle East.
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