Ehsan Zaffar

Ehsan Zaffar

Ehsan Zaffar

Adjunct Faculty

Intersection of national security, homeland security and civil rights/civil liberties, privacy.

Ehsan Zaffar is an educator, advocate and public servant who helps build resilient communities by increasing trust and transparency in government, non-profits and private enterprise. He serves as a Senior Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security where he advises the Office of the Secretary on civil rights and civil liberties issues. He teaches courses at the intersection of national security, homeland security and civil rights/civil liberties.  His book, Understanding Homeland Security: Foundations of Security Policy will be available in fall 2017, by Routledge Press.


Courses Taught

CRIM 230  Introduction to Homeland Security

CRIM 460  Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society

Recent Presentations

“Dilemmas in Community Engagement and Ethics of Community Policing”                       
Invited Presentation. June 2016, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy

“Contract Rights & Civil Rights”                                                                                                 
Invited Presentation. April 2016. Georgetown University Law Center

"Solutions to Mitigating Violence While Securing Rights and Liberties"
Panel. April 2016.  New Jersey Department of Homeland Security Annual Conference.

"The Muslim-American Community: An Introduction to Relevant Emerging Legal Trends"
Keynote. March 2016. New York City Bar Association.


In the Media

"What are you rights at airport screenings and checkpoints?"
Elsevier Connect
September 11, 2013

"Towards a Freer, More Secure Nation - Interview with a DHS Civil Rights Official"
Defense Media Network
May 26, 2013

"Ehsan Zaffar: Profiles in Security"
Security Debrief
May 2, 2016

Intelligence Unclassified: One-on-One with Ehsan Zaffar
New Jersey Department of Homeland Security
April 25, 2016

Neighborhood Safety and Profiling
KCOH Houston Radio, Ben Hall Radio Hour
March, 12 2016

"Don't turn a blind eye towards intolerance" (Opinion)
January 17, 2016

Civil Rights Ten Years After 9/11
September 8, 2011