CISSM Global Forum | "Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State"

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:15
Madiha Afzal
Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution and CISSM Research Associate

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.


The CISSM Global Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research. For further information about the CISSM Global Forum contact