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Week of February 26, 2006

Panel Discussion:

Racial Profiling: Necessary Security Measures or Erosion of Civil Rights?

Guest Speakers:

Kamran Memon and Arnold Romeo

When: Tuesday, February 27th

Time: 12:00 - 1:00

Where: Room 370

Food and drinks provided by NSLS and Co-Sponsor BLSA

Mr. Memon is the founder of Muslims For A Safe America, and works as a civil rights attorney in Chicago. He has represented Muslim victims of discrimination before and after 9/11. He is a member of the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is a co-founder of the Muslim Bar Association of Chicago and CAIR-Chicago. He is a former host of Radio Islam on WCEV 1450 AM in Chicago. His weekly, hour-long talk show dealt primarily with Islam and national security.

Arnold Romeo works with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, Advisory Council on African Affairs

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Speaker Event:

"National Security and the Constitution"

Guest Speakers:

Former Senator Gary Hart

When: Wednesday, February 28th

Time: 3:00 pm

Where: Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom

Reception to follow

Co-sponsored by the ACS

Senator Hart served in the U.S. Senate from 1975 to 1987. During his 12 years in the Senate, he served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he specialized in issues related nuclear arms control. He also played a leadership role with regard to major environmental and conservation legislation, military reform initiatives, new initiatives to advance the information revolution and new directions in foreign policy.

Since his retirement from elected office, Senator Hart has been extensively involved in international law and business, as a strategic advisor to major U.S. corporations, and as an author and lecturer. He served as a co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, which performed one of the most comprehensive reviews of national security since 1947 and proposed a sweeping overhaul of U.S. national security structures and policies.

Senator Hart was president of Global Green, the U.S. affiliate of former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's environmental foundation, Green Cross International. He is a founding member of the board of directors of the U.S.-Russia Investment Fund; a former member of the Defense Policy Board; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was co-chair of the Council of Foreign Affairs task force that produced the report “America Unprepared--America Still at Risk” in October 2002. Senator Hart is currently a member of the National Academy of Sciences Task Force on Science and Security.

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