We are honored to present the 2017 Terezin Legacy Award to
Khizr Khan is a Muslim-American U.S. Gold Star Parent who made headlines in July 2016 with an electrifying speech at the Democratic National Convention. He described the death of his son, a U.S. Army Captain, in Iraq; called attention to the diverse backgrounds and cultures represented at Arlington Cemetery; and offered to loan Donald Trump his pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.
Mr. Khan is a lawyer and constitutional rights advocate and a patriotic Muslim American born in Pakistan. He attended Punjab University and University Law School and was licensed to practice law in 1974. He moved to the United Arab Emirates and later to the U.S., where he attended Harvard Law School and received his LL.M degree in 1986. Mr. Khan is licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C., New York and Federal District Courts, and the Southern and Western Districts of New York. He is a member of the American Bar Association, D.C. Bar Association, and New York State Bar Association, and specializes in Commercial Civil Litigation Electronic Discovery and Health Privacy Law Compliance.
With Ghazala Khan he is a proud parent of three sons, including late U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, and four grandchildren.