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 was published in 2019 by Routledge Press.
Understanding Homeland Security: Foundations of Security Policy (2019, Routledge Press)
CRIM 230 Introduction to Homeland Security
CRIM 460 Surveillance and Privacy in Contemporary Society
CRIM 514 Legal and Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice
“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?"
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"
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