As of August 29, 2018, Abbas Barzegar is the "Director of the Department of Research and Advocacy" for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to "spearhead CAIR’s efforts in documenting Islamophobia across the cultural and political landscape." According to the press release, Abbas Barzegar:
- "...will also develop CAIR’s research programming infrastructure through strategic engagement with local chapters, non-profit allies, and universities."
Verbatim from Council on American-Islamic Relations website:
- "Dr. Barzegar graduated from Emory University in 2010 in the field of Religious Studies and brings years of applied research experience with recognized expertise in American Muslim history, transnational Muslim civil society and intra-faith relations.
- "Dr. Barzegar’s commentary and analysis may be found in a variety of print and broadcast media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, and Aljazeera. He also maintains professional research affiliations with Georgetown University’s Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Studies and George Mason University’s Ali Vurak Center for Global Islamic Studies."
Press Conference after New Zealand Massacre
A press conference posted on Facebook shows "CAIR, Interfaith Allies" blaming President Trump for the massacre in Christchurch New Zealand on March 15, 2019.
Open Letter to Obama on Iran
In 2008 Abbas Barzegar, Emory University, Altana, GA signed an online petition “A Open Letter to Barack Obama on Iran”.