Center Researchers 

Saeed A. Khan
Center for the Study of Citizenship, Fellow 

Saeed A. Khan is currently in the Department of History and Lecturer in the Department of Near East & Asian Studies at Wayne State University- Detroit, Michigan, where he teaches Islamic and Middle East and History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought.  He is also Adjunct Professor in Islamic Studies at the University of Detroit-Mercy and at Rochester College, co-teaching a course on Muslim-Christian Diversity. With areas of focus including US policy, globalization, Middle East and Islamic Studies, as well as genomics and bioethics, Mr. Khan has been a contributor to several media agencies, such as C-Span, NPR, Voice of America and the National Press Club, as well as newspapers and other outlets, and is also a consultant on Islamic and Middle East affairs for the BBC.  In addition, he has served as consultant to the US-Arab Economic Forum.  Most recently, Mr. Khan has founded the Center for the Study of Trans-Atlantic Diasporas, a think tank and policy center examining and comparing the condition of ethnic immigrant groups in North America and Europe, consulting the US and UK governments on their respective Muslim communities.

September 25, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses the new Iranian President on WDET. Listen again here.

September 3, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses the possibiity & consequences of military action against Syria on CBC News The National. Watch again here.

August 15, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses the eruption of violence in Egypt on WDET. Listen again here.

July 8, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses what happens next in Egypt on WDET. Listen again here.

July 2, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses the conflict in Egypt between the military and President Morsi on WDET. Listen again here.

June 18, 2013: Saeed Khan discusses Iran's new President with Pat Batcheller on WDET here.

May 7, 2013: Saeed Khan joins Craig Fahle to discuss the tensions growing between Israel and Syria on WDET.

April 19, 2013: Listen to Saeed discuss the potential Chechnyan connection to the Boston boming suspects with Craig Fahle on WDET.

March 21, 2013: Listen to Saeed discuss the latest events in Syria with Craig Fahle on WDET.

December 10, 2012: Saeed Khan discusses current events in Syria on WDET

October 22, 2012: Saeed Khan and Craig Fahle discuss the third and final Presidential debate between Obama and Romney on foreign policy on WDET.

September 18, 2012: Saeed joins Dawud Walid and Craig Fahle for a discussion on recent violence and protests in the Middle East on WDET. 

September 12, 2012: Saeed talks to Craig Fahle about the US Ambassador to Libya, J. Cristopher Stevens and three of his staff members deaths on WDET.

September 11, 2012: Watch Saeed Khan discuss the impact of 9/11 on the Muslim community and its effects on cross cultural dynamics. Saeed discussed the topic with Roop Raj on Fox 2 Detroit.

August 13, 2012: Updates on Syria and Egypt with Saeed Khan on WDET.

July 17, 2012: Sadakat Kadri and Saeed Khan discuss Shari'a Law in today's world on WDET.

July 17, 2012: Saeed Khan discusses the latest news from Syria and the incidents that led to what the Red Cross is now calling a civil war on WDET.

July 17, 2012: Quinn Klinefelter and Saeed Khan discuss US Pakistan relations and the international view of the crisis in Syria with a reporter (Awais Saleem) from the Dunya News, Pakistan's most popular Urdu language news television channel on WDET.

June 26, 2012: Soraya (Layla) Saatchi, Saeed Khan (Wayne State University) and Ann Doyle (Auburn Hills City Council) discuss diversity and the roles of Muslim women in America on WDET.

June 25, 2012: Listen to Saeed discuss "The American Black Muslim and Muslims from around the globe with Craig Fahle and civil rights attorney Arsalan Iftikhar on WDET.

May 8, 2012: Saeed Khan on Pakistan, the aid-worker hostage, the Al Qaeda operative killed in Yemen, the new underwear bomb plot foiled by the CIA and where US/Pakistani relations stand today on WDET.

April 26, 2012: Saeed Khan at Unity in Diversity in Dearborn.

April 13, 2012: Arab Spring: One year Anniversary. Saeed Khan, Greg Fox (Wayne State) and Marc Lynch (George Washington University) join Craig Fahle for a panel discussion: A Year in Tahrir: The Future of the Arab Spring and its Implications in the US on WDET. 

October 12, 2011: Saeed Khan joins Craig Fahle for a discussion on the alleged foiled assasination of Saudi Arabian Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir on WDET.

September 21, 2011: Saeed Khan joins Craig Fahle to discuss Middle-East related topics of the United Nations general assembly on WDET.

September 17, 2011: Cultural Anxiety, Collective Identity: Muslims and Citizenship in the United States and Western Europe. Center for the Study of Citizenship's annual Citizenship and Constitution Day lecture with speaker Saeed Khan.

May 2, 2011: Watch a report on ABC's Channel 7 local Detroit news where Saeed discussed how the death of Osama Bin Laden could incite extremist retaliations.

January 5, 2011: Saeed Khan updates Craig Fahle on Iraq after US withdrawal. 


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