Amira Elghawaby

Communications Director · The National Council of Canadian Muslims

Amira Elghawaby leads the NCCM’s media relations, public engagement and strategic communications.

Ethnic Media & Diversity Anti-discrimination Civic Engagement Human Rights Civil Rights

Laurel Collins

Instructor in Political Sociology, Social Justice Studies, and the Sociology and Gender · University of Victoria

Publishes/presents on social movements, violence against women, civil liberties and anti-terrorism, electoral reform, and education.

Social & Political Philosophy Social Movements Social Movements and Collective Behaviour Political Activism Social movements and protest mobilization

Ahmed Bedier

President · United Voices

Social entrepreneur bridge builder inspiring groups to find their voice and impact the world for the better.

Fundraising Middle East Social Enterprise

Ganesh Sitaraman

Associate Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in public law and policy, including presidential power, foreign relations, domestic regulation and institutional design.

Public Option Institutional design Regulation Foreign Relations Law Constitutional Law

Laila Hlass

Professor of Practice · Tulane University

Professor Hlass focuses on law, policy and practices that affect access to justice within the immigration law regime.

Experiential Learning Asylum Law Children Access to Justice Immigration Law

Laura Hernandez, J.D.

Professor of Law · Baylor University

Expert litigator, focusing on immigration law, insurance law, Civil Rights Actions, and separation of Church and State

Immigration Law Insurance Law Civil Rights Actions Separation of Church and State DACA

Rebecca Johnson

Professor, Faculty of Law · University of Victoria

Rebecca Johnson is a pioneer in Canadian law-and-film scholarship.

Intercultural Communication Indigenous Affairs Sexuality and the Law Same-sex Couples Colonialism

Simon Tam

Author | Musician | Activist · The Slants Foundation

13-time TEDx speaker & performer, and storyteller who focuses on anti-Asian racism. Founder/bassist of The Slants and The Slants Foundation.

Racism in American Music Anti-Asian Racism Marketing Strategy Transparency Civil Rights

Joseph Grodin

Emeritus Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: grodinj@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4654 / Office 626-200

Constitutional Law Labor Law Employment Discrimination Law

Joseph Kennedy, J.D., B.A.

Professor of Law, UNC School of Law · UNC at Chapel Hill

Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC School of Law

Intellectual Property Law International Law International and Comparative Criminal Law Constitutional Law Criminal Justice Policy