Khaled Beydoun

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"Khaled Beydoun is the Affirmative Action Coordinator with the ACLU of Michigan/African American Policy Forum (AAPF), heading the organizations' effort against the so-called-Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (MCRI). Before this position, Mr. Beydoun was a Legal Analyst for the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Legal Initiative’s (ABA-CEELI) Middle East Program. At ABA-CEELI, he provided legal research to the Iraqi Constitutional Drafting Committee, served on projects addressing minority rights in Iraq, examined the trafficking of Ethiopian Domestic workers in Lebanon, and co-authored and edited an assessment of women’s rights in Iraq. Mr. Beydoun also served as an Associate for the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), participating in strategizing efforts opposing anti-affirmative action efforts. He has published several articles, including the “Trafficking of Ethiopian Domestic Workers into Lebanon,” to be published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law and “Dar al-Islam Meets Islam as Civilization” (Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law).

"Mr. Beydoun majored in Political Science and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In 2004, Khaled received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, focusing on Critical Race Studies. At UCLA, Khaled served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law, helped organized the 7th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Conference, and was a member of the Student Coalition Against the Resegregation of Education (SCARE), which was very engaged in the defense of affirmative action during Gratz and Grutter, and California Proposition 54. In addition, Khaled was extremely involved in the Southern California Arab, Muslim and pan-minority communities during the aftermath of 9/11." [1]

"(Feb. 4, 2011) Khaled Beydoun, LLM 2008, is an Egyptian-American who recently returned from Cairo, where he was caught up in the first day of anti-government protests on January 25, 2011. Since then, Beydoun has been writing about the crisis in his homeland, and launched the “Free Egypt Now” advocacy group. Nexus editor, Lucianna Ciccocioppo, spoke to Beydoun. " [2]

Free Egypt Now is also known as "Democracy in the Arab World Now." http://www.arabdawn.org (cofounder George Naggiar)

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  1. Khaled Beydoun, accessed March 4, 2011.
  2. Out of Egypt: Q & A with alumnus Khaled Beydoun, law.utoronto.ca, accessed March 4, 2011.