Saeed Khan

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Saeed Khan


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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.


JD, Thomas M. Cooley Law School; PhD candidate, Wayne State University

Areas of Expertise

  1. European Muslims
  2. U.S. Politics
  3. Islamic Bioethics


  • As the Trump administration completes its first one hundred days in office, hate has a second wind in public. According to the Anti-Defamation Leagues 2017 Audit of Semitic Incidents, anti-Semitism has spiked sharply, as have the number of personal and physical attacks on Muslim Americans,...

  • 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...

  • Demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and the 2012 presidential election was a clear illustration of the Unites States’ movement toward a more diverse population. Forecasts indicate by 2050, or even 2043 the United States will not only be more populous, it will also...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

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