Serial: What Rabia Chaudry Knows

  • Friday, January 30, 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Columbia University School of Journalism - World Room
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What Rabia Chaudry Knows

Are you suffering from Serial withdrawal? If you’re one of the millions of listeners who were captivated by This American Life’s record-shattering podcast, chances are you didn’t get enough.

What didn’t make the podcast? What’s next for Adnan Syed's case? And what does Serial mean for the future of digital storytelling?

Join Rabia Chaudry – the lawyer who first brought Adnan’s case to reporter Sarah Koenig’s attention – in conversation with WNYC reporter Arun Venugopal and attorney Asim Rehman on Friday, January 30th.

Where: Columbia University Journalism School - World Room

When: 6:00 p.m. (doors open)

Columbia Journalism School Students: Free

SAJA Student Members: Free

SAJA Members: $10

Non-SAJA Members: $20

About the moderators:

Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .

Previously, Venugopal wrote for India Abroad, the largest English-language paper serving the Indian diaspora, and served as an editor at the multi-faith website Beliefnet. He has appeared on PBS Newshour, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, On the Media and Studio 360, and has been published in The Wall Street Journal and Salon. His commentary on Indian-American issues has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Post and the Associated Press. He lives with his family in Queens.

Asim Rehman is General Counsel for the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department, an independent office charged with investigating, reviewing, studying, auditing and making recommendations relating to the operations, policies, programs and practices of the NYPD. Prior to joining OIG-NYPD, Asim served as in-house litigation counsel for a Fortune 100 company, as a law firm associate, as a Special Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, and as a law clerk for a Federal District Judge.

Asim Rehman is also the former President and co-founder of the Muslim Bar Association of New York. Through MuBANY, Asim has written and spoken on issues concerning civil liberties and the Muslim American community and has consulted with New York community organizations on law enforcement matters. Asim has served on a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Working Group, has testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was sent by the U.S. State Department to India to talk to audiences about civil rights, civic engagement, and the U.S. legal profession.

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