Balancing Religious and Civil Liberties with National Security to be Discussed at Rice by US Rep. Carson

Rice University News

US Reprsentative Andre Carson

By Jeff Falk, Rice University News

HOUSTON — (July 9, 2019) – U.S. Rep. André Carson of Indiana, the second Muslim to be elected to the House, will participate in a July 13 discussion at Rice University on balancing religious and civil liberties with counterterrorism and national security efforts.

The event, hosted by Rice’s Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance and the Center for the Middle East at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, is by invitation only. Interested media must RSVP to Jeff Falk at or 713-348-6775.

What: An event titled “A Conversation with Congressman André Carson.”

Who: U.S. Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Counterproliferation.

Zahra Jamal, associate director of the Boniuk Institute, will serve as moderator.

When: 2-3 p.m. Saturday, July 13.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall’s Kelly International Conference Facility, 6100 Main St. Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, see

Established by a gift from Houston philanthropists Milton and Laurie Boniuk, the Boniuk Institute is dedicated to nurturing religious tolerance and advancing religious literacy, respect and mutual understanding among people of all and no faiths, especially youths, through research efforts, educational initiatives and community engagement.