Rabia Chaudry portrait

International Security Expert


Rabia Chaudry is an  International Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, where she heads NAF’s CVE (countering violent extremism) and community engagement project in partnership with Google and Facebook. She is a senior CVE consultant, having worked on international CVE evaluation projects and master youth advocate training in Pakistan on the intersection of digital media and CVE. The focus of her CVE work is social media recruitment by violent extremists and law enforcement/community engagement in the United States.

Ms. Chaudry is the President and founder of the Safe Nation Collaborative, a law enforcement training firm. Safe Nation Collaborative works on two fronts: providing CVE and cultural competency training to law enforcement, correctional, and homeland security officials, and providing national security and CVE training to Muslim communities and institutions. Safe Nation’s objective is to equip stakeholders in the CVE effort with the tools and information needed for effective engagement and cooperation. To date, Safe Nation has worked with the US Department of Homeland Security, US Department of Justice, the National Counter Terror Center, the Maryland State Police and Correctional Officer Training Commission, and local law enforcement agencies across the region.

Ms. Chaudry is a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project and a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. In the past she served as the President of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, a nonprofit organization committed to coalition building, interfaith relations, and community service. Ms. Chaudry currently serves on the Board of the ACLU of Maryland.

Ms. Chaudry is also the long-time advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the global phenomenon Serial, and the co-creater and co-host of her own internationally popular podcast Undisclosed: The State v.s Adnan Syed. She blogs about the case at www.splitthemoon.com

Ms. Chaudry has been an advocate in the American Muslim community on the grass roots level for many years, working hard to correct misconceptions and build interfaith relationships. She is a frequent public speaker on issues related to diaspora Muslim communities, and her writing has appeared in numerous outlets including Time, The Guardian, NY Post, Patheos, Huffington Post, Chicago Times, Hartford Courant, The Truman Project, and other outlets. She has been a speaker at The Global Counter-terrorism Forum, the Islamic Society of North America’s Annual Conference, the Islamic Circle of North America’s Annual Conference, leading universities, and dozens of national events.

BASED IN: Washington DC, US

Rabia in the Guardian
Time Magazine
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