Saeed Khan

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Saeed Khan


Areas of Expertise: European Muslims, US Politics, Islamic Bioethics

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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 History, Islamic Civilizations and History of Islamic Political Thought. Mr. Khan is also a Research Fellow at Wayne State University’s Center for the Study of Citizenship. 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 and the CBC. In addition, he has served as consultant to the US-Arab Economic Forum. 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. Most recently, Mr. Khan has become co-host of the radio show “Detroit Today” on Detroit Public Radio.


Ph.D. Candidate Wayne State University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, JD

Areas of Expertise

  1. European Muslims
  2. US Politics
  3. Islamic Bioethics


The so-called “Clash of Civilizations” is conventionally framed within political and ideological terms.  Yet, it is possible to move beyond these modalities and study the relationship between East and West in ways that delineate points of commonality. The primary unifier of civilizations in this regard is food.  In an ever shrinking world, it is possible…
  Like no other election cycle in recent memory, the 2016 presidential campaign has been fraught with an intense focus on Muslims, Islam and Muslim communities. We’ve heard all sorts of absurd policies and rhetoric directed at Muslims—ranging from calls to ban us from entering the country to suggesting that Muslims have an exclusive burden to prove that we “love…
Representative Peter King (R) of New York is holding congressional hearings on the “threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism” today. Mr. King has lodged a number of accusations against American Muslims, alleging that they have been uncooperative with law enforcement officials in preventing terrorism plots here in the United States. His accusations, however, are built on…
The toxicity of this year’s election cycle is unprecedented in recent memory. Calls to ban Muslims, build walls to exclude immigrants, and deport others have now become acceptable policy recommendations for candidates and those who support them. Still, despite the daily rancor broadcast over the airwaves as the November presidential election approaches, the true battleground…
Nature Publications released the Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome. This definitive authority on the subject of genomics is compiled as a 5 volume collection. Saeed Khan, a Fellow at ISPU, was invited to contribute to the encyclopedia. his entry is entitled, "Race and Difference: Orientalism & Western Concepts.” In addition, parts of this paper…