Bookable Speakers

A diverse array of CAIR experts and spokespeople, with a variety of subject matter expertise and experience, are available for television, print and radio interviews throughout the country.

If you are a member of the press, please contact CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, Mobile Phone: (202) 744-7726; E-mail: ihooper@cair.com to request an interview with a CAIR spokesperson. 

CAIR's experts and spokespeople include, but are not limited to the following:

Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR National Communications Director

Expertise: Media portrayals of minorities including Muslims; Media relations practices; Crisis communications

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Nihad Awad, CAIR National Executive Director

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Lena Masri, Esq., National Litigation & Civil Rights Director, General Counsel

Expertise: High-impact and strategic civil rights litigation; Federal 'WatchList' and 'No Fly List' litigation; Constitutional law; Employment litigation, Prison litigation; Anti-bullying litigation; State anti-BDS/anti-boycott litigation; RLUIPA/mosque zoning litigation; President Trump's Muslim Ban

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Dr. Abbas Barzegar, Research & Advocacy Director

Expertise: American Muslim history; Civil rights; African-American Muslim history; Trends in anti-Muslim discrimination; Funders of Islamophobia; Islamophobic/anti-Muslim hate groups; Advocacy campaigns

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Gadeir Abbas, Esq., Senior Litigation Attorney

Expertise: Civil rights litigation; Federal 'WatchList' and 'No Fly List' litigation; Constitutional law; Employment litigation, Prison litigation; Anti-bullying litigation; State anti-BDS/anti-boycott litigation; President Trump's Muslim Ban

Carolyn Homer, Esq., Trial Attorney

Expertise: Copyright litigation; Intellectual property litigation; Civil Rights litigation; Federal 'WatchList' and 'No Fly List' litigation; Constitutional law; Employment litigation, Prison litigation; Anti-bullying litigation

Megan Fair, Grant Administrator/Civil Rights Chapter Support Specialist

Expertise: Grant writing; Relationship building with philanthropic organizations

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Robert McCaw, Government Affairs Department Director

Expertise: Anti-Muslim laws at local, state and federal levels; Legislative solutions to anti-Muslim discrimination

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Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Director

Expertise: Community organizing; Public speaking; Media relations

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Zainab Arain, MS, Research and Advocacy Manager

Expertise: Civil rights case data; Philanthropic funding of hate groups; Islamophobic/anti-Muslim hate groups

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Danette Zaghari-Mask, Esq., Nonprofit and Compliance Attorney

Expertise: Nonprofit law; Nonprofit compliance; Strategic planning

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