A graduate in Political Science from University of Punjab, Dr. Agha Saeed is the Founder and Chairman of American Muslim Alliance (AMA). He earned his MA and PhD in Rhetoric from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Saeed is
Dr. Agha Saeed
A graduate in Political Science from University of Punjab, Dr. Agha Saeed is the Founder and Chairman of American Muslim Alliance (AMA). He earned his MA and PhD in Rhetoric from University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Saeed is also a lecturer in the Programme in Asian Studies at California State University, East Bay.
American Muslim Alliance was founded in 1994 to provide civic education and leadership training to American Muslims. AMA is a national political organization with 101 chapters in 31 states, and plans to have chapters in all 435 U.S. Congressional districts.
Dr. Agha Saeed was also an exchange scholar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 2000, controversial remarks by him in support of the Palestinian people led Hillary Clinton to refund $50,000 in campaign donations from American Muslim Alliance members.
Dr. Saeed is Coordinator, American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections and Coordinator, California Civil Rights Alliance since 2003. He was also Founder and President of the Pakistan American Democratic Forum from 1982 to 2003 and Founder and Chair, American Muslim Political Coordination Council from 1998–2001.
Dr. Agha Saeed spearheaded the campaign against the USA Patriot Act that led to the California State Resolution SJR10 against the USA Patriot act. In 2000 and 2004, Dr Saeed was strategic force behind the creation of a first and second Muslim Bloc vote. He is currently the chair of American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), which is the nationwide coalition of Muslim Organizations.
Dr Saeed is the producer and host of Global Forum TV which is focused on examining major world issues from a Muslim perspective. He is also author of couple of books including Pakistan in its Own Mirror.