Arjun Sethi

Director of Law & Policy / Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
The Sikh Coalition / Georgetown University Law Center

Arjun Singh Sethi is a civil rights lawyer, writer, and teacher based in Washington, D.C. Arjun is currently Director of Law and Policy at the Sikh Coalition, and is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Vanderbilt University Law School, where he teaches courses on policing, profiling, and surveillance. Arjun has published more than 40 columns in national media outlets, including The Los Angeles Times, Politico Magazine, and The Washington Post, and he has been a guest on countless radio and television programs.

Presentations from Facing Race 2016

The War on Terror, 15 Years Later

Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian communities continue to face the consequences of the policies and actions taken after the attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2016, the year we marked the 15 year anniversary of 9/11, reports of hate violence, workplace discrimination and school bullying spiked around the nation. Surveillance and counterterrorism policies are placing communities in danger and setting the tone for a national climate of suspicion and fear. How are communities responding? Where do we go from here? How must broader racial justice movements include and incorporate issues confronting our communities? Our panelists - Kalia Abiade (Center for New Community), Azadeh Shahshahani (Project South), Arjun Sethi (The Sikh Coalition), and Deepa Iyer (The Center for Social Inclusion) - provide analyses and best practices.

Speakers: Deepa Iyer, Kalia Abiade, Arjun Sethi, Asma Elhuni