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Areas of Expertise
South and Central Asia- Human Security, Transnational Security. Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Nilofar Sakhi is professorial lecturer in International Affairs at the George Washington University. She also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at George Mason University as an adjunct faculty. Sakhi is a scholar-practitioner who has written extensively on various aspects of human security and transnational security. Sakhi regional expertise is on South Asia, Iran and Afghanistan with focus on regional security architecture. Her lectures are focused on political and economic regionalism.
She has extensive years of experience in managing international organizations with international networks. She managed and implemented a wide range of development and governance programs including human security implementation, democracy and civil society, women’s rights, higher education and private sector development. She has been involved in Afghan Peace Process since 2010 and remains a regular commentator and writer on various aspects of Peacemaking and peacebuilding in Afghanistan. She was a visiting fellow at Columbia University, National Endowment for Democracy, a fellow at International Center for Tolerance Education, and Asia Society. Sakhi has a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University. She completed her graduate degree from John Hopkins University in International Public Policy. She also received a Master of Arts in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University as a Fulbright Scholar.