Former Afghan envoy joins SAIS
KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan's former ambassador to the US, Said T. Jawad, has joined the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as diplomat in residence, the university announced on Friday.
With campuses in Italy and China, the school enrolls more than 600 full-time graduate students and mid-career professionals and has trained over 15,000 alumni in all aspects of international affairs.
Based at the SAIS South Asia Studies Programme, Jawad most recently served concurrently for seven years as the Afghan ambassador to the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
He also serves as chairman of the Foundation for Afghanistan, a nonprofit foundation for building human capital, and is chief executive officer of Capitalize, LLC, a US-based strategic consulting company.
As diplomat in residence in SAIS's Visiting Scholar Programme, he will lead efforts to provide a firsthand understanding of Afghanistan and Pakistan-related challenges. In addition, he will interact with faculty and students at SAIS to provide the perspective of the people from this region of the world.
"I am delighted to join SAIS and look forward to contributing to deepening our understanding of, and seeking policy solutions for, the serious challenges that we face in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central and South Asia," the former envoy said.
Jawad received an LL.B. degree from the School of Law and Political Sciences at Kabul University, studied law at Westfälische Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany, and earned his MBA from the Golden Gate University in San Francisco.
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