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Madiha Afzal is a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. Her research lies at the intersection of development, security, and political economy, with a focus on Pakistan. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Global Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She previously worked as an assistant professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Afzal 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. Her book, Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State, will be published by the Brookings Institution Press in December 2017Dr. 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.

Madiha Afzal is a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. Her research lies at the intersection of development, security, and political economy, with a focus on Pakistan. She is also an adjunct assistant professor of Global Policy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She previously worked as an assistant professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Dr. Afzal 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. Her book, Pakistan Under Siege: Extremism, Society, and the State, will be published by the Brookings Institution Press in December 2017Dr. 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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