Agha Saeed is a lecturer in the Communications and Political Science departments at University of California-Berkeley and California State University at Hayward. He is also the National Chairman of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA), a civic education and leadership training organization. Dr. Saeed is also the current coordinator of the California Civil Rights Alliance (CCRA), a coalition of 23 statewide organizations of various political, social and religious backgrounds. The CCRA was instrumental in the introduction of this year's California statewide resolution calling for the amending of the USA PATRIOT act. He is also the current chair of the national coalition of Muslim organizations known as the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT). For his forthcoming book, Pakistan in its Own Mirror: Elite Autobiographies and National Consciousness, Dr. Saeed interviewed more than 40 authors, thinkers and leaders in Pakistan; including the current president, General Pervez Musharraf.