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Role-Model for Female Journalists in Pakistan

Pakistani journalist, Rabia Mehmood has made a name for herself by being fearless in reporting about significant socio-political upheavals in Pakistan. She is the sixth recipient of the IWMF’s Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.

Political science research on the economics of jihad

October 22, 2019 |
Dr. Aisha Ahmad is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the Director of the Islam and Global Affairs Initiative at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and a Senior Fellow at Massey College. In her book “Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power”, published last month by Oxford University Press, she argues that jihadists rise to power by exploiting local economies. But how does one interview smugglers, merchants, and extremists for one’s research in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, and Lebanon? Dr. Ahmad discusses how she did her field work, and shares some advice for students who are interested in doing political science research. She has worked on projects funded by the Norwegian Research Council and the Connaught New Researcher Award.

Pakistan's Educational War

If Pakistan want to compete with India, they need to invest more in education, says Dr. Javaid R. Laghari - Chairperson and Federal Minister of Pakistan's Higher Education Commission.

A Year Abroad: Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program

The YES program provides scholarships for high-school students from countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh to spend up to a year in the US

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