Ehsan Zaffar is an educator, civil rights lawyer and founder of The Difference Engine, an ASU Center on the Future of Equality. As ASU’s “Chief Difference Engineer” Ehsan works with some of the brightest students and thoughtful faculty and staff in the country to craft real-world solutions to some of our nation’s most daunting problems.
Prior to his work at Arizona State University, he served as a Senior Advisor on Civil Rights to the Secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama Administration. He is the founder of the Los Angeles Mobile Legal Aid Clinic (LAMLAC) which helped pioneer the delivery of mobile legal care to vulnerable populations in California and across the nation. He serves on the board of ACLU California, as well as Team Rubicon, the country's pre-eminent disaster relief organization and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Royal Institute of International Affairs.