Ehsan Zaffar as an attorney specializing in civil rights, national security and emergency management issues. He has tackled civil rights issues in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake and flooding in Pakistan, the Haiti earthquake and most recently during the BP oil spill.
Ehsan now serves as an advisor on civil rights and civil liberties issues at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington D.C. where he advises the Department and it’s components on the civil rights and civil liberties implications of existing and proposed national security policies, programs, and procedures. Ehsan is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University and the State University of New York where he teaches courses on civil rights, privacy, homeland security and national security law and policy. He is a founding board member of the AMANI Institute, an educational foundation in Kenya working to make higher education accessible and affordable.