P. Adem Carroll is a New York Irish Muslim. He received a Masters degree in Near Eastern Studies at NYU, after completing Peace Corps service in Morocco. He then worked in a number of human rights projects and a variety of community based non-profits as well as teaching positions in Istanbul and in New York.
After several years of Brooklyn based AmeriCorps program work, he joined ICNA Relief after the 9/11 terror attacks. From September 2001 to April 2006 Adem served as 9/11 Relief coordinator for Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA Relief USA). There he directly provided emergency legal and financial help to over 825 detainees and their families after 9/11. This humanitarian program was funded (in large part) by the Rockefeller Foundation. Adem also supervised the 911 Case Management program, assisting survivors and families impacted by the disaster and managed staff funded by Red Cross.
Adem Carroll was Founder of Muslim Consultative Network in late 2003 and worked over the next few years to ensure that it would survive. Adem served as Chair and later as Executive Director and also directed the Nafis Salaam anti smoking program funded by American Legacy Foundation.
Adem has been an active steering committee member of several interfaith coalitions, including the Interfaith Immigration Coalition of New York; the Metro New York Religious Campaign Against Torture; the Flushing Interfaith Council; and New York Disaster Interfaith Services. He has also served as Board member on a number of other organizations such as Turning Point for Women and Families, the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (www.maclc1.wordpress.com ) and Communities in Support for the Khalil Gibran International Academy. He currently leads the Muslim Progressive Traditionalist Alliance: http://table32discussion.wordpress.com/
For over nine years Adem has co-hosted a monthly program on WBAI radio called “War on Immigrants Report” (see). For five years Adem wrote a weekly column in Muslims Weekly and The Mirror and occasional articles for TriState Muslims and continues to appear in numerous media and in documentaries on post 9/11 and other community issues. He also speaks regularly at Muslim and Academic conferences.
Continuing his human rights work, in 2012-3 Adem has been serving as Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) and faith based community liaison for FEMA after Hurricane Sandy; and working as New York Director for Burma Task Force USA. http://BurmaTaskForce.org