Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center for International Security and Cooperation Stanford University


Protecting Rights from Within? Inspectors General and National Security Oversight  
Social Science Seminar

Date and Time
February 14, 2013
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Open to the public
No RSVP required

Shirin Sinnar - Assistant Professor at Stanford Law School
David Lazarus (commentator) - Food and International Security Fellow at CISAC and FSE

Shirin Sinnar joined the faculty at Stanford Law School in 2012 as an assistant professor. She previously taught Legal Research and Writing and Federal Litigation to first-year law students as a Stanford Law Fellow. She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her M. Phil. in International Relations from Cambridge University. She previously served as a public interest attorney with the Asian Law Caucus and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco. Sinnar also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her current scholarship focuses on the role of non-judicial institutions in protecting individual rights in the national security context. Her most recent work explores the capacity of Inspectors General, internal watchdog institutions within federal agencies, to provide oversight of national security programs that affect civil rights and liberties. Other research interests include comparative national security oversight, accountability mechanisms for domestic intelligence-gathering, and the impact of counterterrorism policies on U.S. immigrant communities.

CISAC Conference Room
Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor
616 Serra St.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Alison Epstein