Rabia Chaudry is Jennings Randolph senior fellow at USIP, where she researches the intersection of religion and violent extremism. Her regions of interest are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.
She comes to USIP from the New America Foundation, where she was an International Security fellow, developing and leading a CVE community project in partnership with Google, Facebook and Twitter. She is the founder of the Safe Nation Collaborative, a CVE training firm. Her work at NAF focused on the empowerment of American Muslim communities in social media advocacy. Her 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.
Rabia received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason School of Law and practiced immigration and civil rights law for over a decade before moving into the CVE policy sphere.
Rabia is a 2016 Aspen Ideas scholar, fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute, and a fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute. She is the public advocate of Adnan Syed, the wrongfully convicted man at the center of the most popular podcast in history, “Serial”, and is the co-producer and co-host of the podcast “Undisclosed”, with over 70 million downloads.
Rabia is a frequent public speaker on CVE, civil rights, faith and gender. Her writing appears in dozens of outlets and her book, "Adnan's Story" will be published in September 2016.
Rabia is the recipient of the Truman National Security Project's 2015 Harry S. Truman Award for Communications & Media Influence, is a 2015 Carnegie Corporation Great Immigrant and is the recipient of the 2015 Healing & Hope award by the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth.