Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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Amina Afzal

Director General

Ms. Amina Afzal joined Strategic Studies Institute as a Senior Research Fellow in 2013. She was promoted in July 2014 and served as SSII’s Director until August 2018.  Ms. Afzal graduated with an MA in Non Proliferation Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She also served as a graduate research assistant at CNS James Martin Centre for Non Proliferation Studies. She previously holds an MSc in Defence & Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. Ms. Afzal has more than ten years of research experience.  She remained a Research Fellow at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI) and an intern at the Division of Public Information, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna. Ms. Afzal has a number of research publications to her credit. She is a visiting lecturer at the S3H School of Social Sciences and Humanities at the National University of Science & Technology. She also contributes regularly to various local and international publications including the Stimson Centre’s online publication South Asian Voices, the Diplomat and Express Tribune.

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