Madiha Afzal is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an adjunct assistant professor of Global Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. Her research lies at the intersection of development, security, and political economy, with a focus on Pakistan. She was previously an assistant professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Dr. Afzal is the author of Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State, which was published by Brookings Press in January 2018. She has published in Public Choice, and is the author of a USIP special report on Education and Attitudes in Pakistan, as well as several book chapters and journal essays. Dr. Afzal writes regularly for Pakistani and international publications, and has been a consultant for the World Bank and DFID. For her writing on education in Pakistan, she was named to Lo Spazio della Politica's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 2008, specializing in Development Economics and Political Economy.
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