Samir Kalra

Samir Kalra is the Hindu American Foundation (HAF)’s California based director and senior fellow for Human Rights. HAF is a non-profit advocacy and human rights group seeking to provide a progressive voice to more than two million Hindu Americans. Samir plays a leading role in HAF’s human rights, public policy, and legal advocacy efforts, and is the author of the Foundation’s annual human rights report, public policy briefs on Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Malaysia, and co-author of written testimony submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution detailing a Hindu perspective on the state of religious liberty in the U.S.  Samir is licensed to practice law in the State of California and completed his Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University. He received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California at Irvine.