Appointed by: Honorable Mitch McConnell (R), Senate Majority Leader, for a term expiring in May 2020.
Appointed by: Honorable Charles Schumer (D), Senate Minority Leader, for a term expiring in May 2020.
Appointed by: President Donald J. Trump, for a term expiring in May 2021.
Anurima Bhargava, Commissioner
Appointed by: Honorable Nancy Pelosi (D), House Leader, for a term expiring in May 2020.
Anurima Bhargava is a civil rights lawyer with extensive experience in various roles advocating for members of underrepresented communities. Before founding Anthem of Us, where she currently serves as President, Bhargava was the Chief of the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she led the Division’s efforts to provide equal educational opportunities for all students. Anurima Bhargava's full bio here.
James W. Carr, Commissioner
Appointed by: Honorable Kevin McCarthy (R), House Minority Leader, for a term expiring in May 2020.
Dr. James W. Carr is currently President and Chairman of Highland Home Holdings an investment fund. Before retirement in 2019, he had served as Executive Vice President and Professor of Business of Harding University. for 25 years. In 2005, Jim was nominated by George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to an appointment on The National Security Education Board. James W. Carr's full bio here.
Nury Turkel, Commissioner
Appointed by: Honorable Nancy Pelosi (D), House Leader, for a term expiring in May 2022.
Nury Turkel is a lawyer and Uyghur rights advocate. He has served as the president of the Uyghur American Association, where he led efforts to raise the profile of the Uyghur people in the United States, including organizing and leading the campaign to obtain the release of a Uyghur prisoner of conscience, Ms. Rebiya Kadeer, in March 2005. In addition, Turkel was co-founder, the first Executive Director, and Board Chair of the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP). Nury Turkel's full bio here.