Arif Alikhan biography and facts


Arif Alikhan is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Homeland Security and Counterterrorism at the National Defense University (NDU), College of International Security Affairs in Washington, D.C. He currently teaches and lectures on a variety subjects involving homeland and national security issues for U.S. military and civilian security professionals. and is a recognized expert on U.S. government homeland security and counter terrorism policies. Alikhan is a former appointee to the Obama Administration where he served as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development at the United States Department of Homeland Security. He is also a former Deputy Mayor of Homeland Security and Public Safety for the City of Los Angeles, former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorneys Office in Los Angeles, and a former senior adviser to Attorneys General John Ashcroft and Alberto Gonzales while serving at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Arif Alikhan was born in 1968 after his parents emigrated to North America from Pakistan (mother) and India (father) in the late 1960s. He is one of several accomplished South Asian Americans appointed to the Obama Administration. and  ( Wikipedia )


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United States Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development


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University of California, Irvine
Loyola Law School

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