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Deport, Deprive, Extradite by Nisha Kapoor: Book Launch & Panel

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Join Nisha Kapoor, Murtaza Hussain, Maryam Jamshidi, Arun Kundnani, & Pardiss Kebriaei to launch Nisha Kapoor's new book, 'Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism' https://www.versobooks.com/books/2551-deport-deprive-extradite

In 2012 five Muslim men - Babar Ahmad, Talha Ahsan, Khalid al-Fawwaz, Adel Abdul Bary, and Abu Hamza - were extradited from Britain to the US to face terrorism-related charges. Fahad Hashmi was deported a few years before. Abid Naseer and Haroon Aswat would follow shortly. They were subject to pre-trial incarceration for up to seventeen years, police brutality, secret trials, secret evidence, long-term detention in solitary confinement, citizenship deprivation and more.

Nisha Kapoor, Murtaza Hussain, Maryam Jamshidi, Arun Kundnani & Pardiss Kebriaei discuss the authoritarian security state under the War on Terror- how the UK and US governments inflict these measures upon racialized communities, systemically dehumanizing them to protect state interest.

As part of the event we will hold a film showing of ‘The Eyes of Aliyah’ and ‘Aaden and the Spiders’, two short films both directed by Ken Fero for the Deport Deprive Extradite Project. There will be a discussion and Q&A to follow.

Wine and beer will be served.

Nisha Kapoor is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York. Her research interests are broadly concerned with racism and the security state covering topics relating to immigration, citizenship, criminalization, Islamophobia, segregation and racism in education. Her latest research, some of which is featured in her upcoming book Deport, Deprive, Extradite comes out of an ESRC Future Research Leaders Award (2015-2018). The three year project examines race, citizenship and the state in the context of the War on Terror.

Murtaza Hussain is a journalist with The Intercept whose work focuses on national security, foreign policy and human rights. His work has previously been featured in the New York Times, The Guardian and Al Jazeera English.

Maryam Jamshidi is Acting Assistant Professor at New York University School of Law. Her work focuses on the intersection of national security and tort law, and examines the ways the War on Terror has upended and adversely altered domestic private law in the United States. Before transitioning to academia, Maryam worked in private practice providing legal representation to a number of governments and institutions in the Middle East. Maryam is also the founder and editor-in-chief of Muftah.org, a digital magazine focused on challenging stereotypes and providing more nuanced coverage of the Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

Arun Kundnani is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. He has been a a scholar-in-residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at New York Public Library, editor of the journal Race and Class, and has written for the Nation, the Guardian, Vice, and The Intercept. He is the author of The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain and The Muslims are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror.

Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she works on challenging U.S. government abuses in the national security context. She represents current and former Guantanamo detainees, including Ghaleb Al-Bihani, as well as the families of two detainees who died in Guantanamo in 2006, whose reported “suicides” have been thrown into doubt. She also represents Fahad Hashmi and advocates on behalf of other cases as part of the No Separate Justice Campaign.


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