Tung Yin is a professor of law at Lewis & Clark College. He’s an expert on national security and terrorism law and can provide context on the power of federal law enforcement in American cities.
Yin’s academic research has covered topics including indefinite military detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, drone strikes and race, religion and the perception of terrorism. His scholarship has been cited in judicial opinions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Ninth Circuits, the Florida and Georgia Supreme Courts, and other lower state and federal trial courts.
Before joining Lewis & Clark College in 2009, Yin taught for seven years at the University of Iowa. From 1998 to 2002, he worked as a lawyer specializing in employment law and white collar corporate criminal defense at Munger Tolles & Olson LLP in Los Angeles.
Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Prior to her current position, Asha served as a Special Agent in the New York Division of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations.
Her work involved assessing threats to national security, conducting classified investigations on suspected foreign agents, and performing undercover work. While in the FBI, Asha gained experience in intelligence tradecraft, electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation techniques, and firearms and the use of deadly force. Asha has made media appearances on NPR, BBC, and several major television networks.
Senior Lecturer, Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Areas of Expertise: National Security, Constitutional Law, International Affairs, Domestic Terrorism
Jimmy Gurulé teaches in Notre Dame Law School, concentrating his teaching and scholarship in the areas of criminal law. He is an expert in the field of international criminal law, terrorism, terrorist financing, and anti-money laundering.
Gurulé has also worked in a variety of high-profile public law enforcement positions including as Under Secretary for Enforcement, U.S. Department of the Treasury (2001-2003), where he had oversight responsibilities for the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Customs Service and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), among other departments. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the U.S. Treasury Department’s global strategy to combat terrorist financing, and engineered the conviction of those responsible for torturing and brutally murdering a Drug Enforcement Administration special agent in Mexico.
A prominent member of the Hispanic legal community, Gurulé previously served as President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and also received the Graciela Olivarez Award in 2006. He was recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanics” by Hispanic Business in 2002, 1990, 1989, and 1987.
Professor of Law at University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise: Terrorism Law, Criminal Forensic Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure, International Criminal Law, White Collar Crime
Shirin Sinnar is an Associate Professor at Stanford University Law School. Her research focuses on civil procedure, terrorism, and the intersection of race and identity with national security. Ron Elving described her as “one of the best voices for both the legal perspective and the Muslim-American perspective.” Shirin Sinnar is the John A. Wilson Distinguished Scholar at Stanford University. She works in Stanford, California.
Faiza Patel is the co-director of the non-partisan public policy institute the Brennan Center’s Liberty and National Security Program, which seeks to ensure U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies respect human rights norms and fundamental freedoms.
She has testified before Congress opposing police surveillance of Muslims and developed legislation creating an independent Inspector General for the NYPD.
Patel has been a guest on number of television programs, including ABC’s Up Close, Bloomberg TV and Current TV.
Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Areas of Expertise: Civil Liberties, Islam in America, Counterterrorism Laws, Law, National Security
Location: New York, NY
Please contact the Brennan Center’s communications manager, Seth Hoy