Nizam Arain

Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator, UW-La Crosse

Nizam Arain serves as the Director of Affirmative Action and Title IX Coordinator at UW–La Crosse. In that role, he oversees the university’s equal employment opportunity efforts and trains colleagues across all university divisions on inclusive hiring practices. He is also responsible for investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Nizam also teaches graduate-level courses on higher education law and policy at UW-L, and has previously taught courses in U.S. government, constitutional law, and the first amendment. Prior to working at UW–L, he was a practicing attorney in his home town of Chicago. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan and his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.

Potential presentation titles:

  • Equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Inclusive recruiting and hiring practices
  • Freedom of expression and hate speech
  • Combating hate and bias
  • Effective sexual harassment prevention and response

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