Feb/25
Starr Forum: National Security & Civil Liberties: 1942 & 2017

The event will begin as a day of remembrance on the 75th anniversary of internment of Japanese Americans, then turn to issues raised by the current wave of Islamophobia and xenophobia.

Program Invocation:
Hoda Elsharkawi, MIT Muslim Chaplain, invocation

Moderator:
Kenneth Oye, Professor MIT Political Science and NE JACL

Panelists:
Margie Yamamoto, NE JACL incarcerated with her family as a baby during WWII
Nadeem Mazen, Cambridge City Council
Barbara J. Dougan, Civil Rights Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations
Shannon Al-Wakeel, Executive Director, Muslim Justice League and Board, Mass ACLU
Gautam Mukunda, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, expert on presidency
Paul Watanabe, Director UMass Institute for Asian American Studies

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served
Can't attend in person? Watch it on Facebook live or on-demand on YouTube.
For more information or accessibility accommodations please contact starrforum@mit.edu.