Samaira Khan is a postgraduate student at South Asia Institute – University of Heidelberg in Germany, majoring in South Asian Studies – Political Science, History and Visual & Media Anthropology. She is also working as Research Assistant at South Asia Institute – Department of political science, assisting in research on Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.
She holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations & History from University of Leicester (UK) and a diploma in Strategic Management from Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). She was awarded “Leicester Employability Award” & “Tomorrow’s Manager’s Award” by Institute of Leadership & Management (UK) for her leadership and management skills. She also possess an extensive travel and international work experience and also studied abroad in Scotland, England, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Pakistan and Thailand, and holds a scholarship for an exchange to University of Delhi (India) in 2012.
Miss Khan is extensively involved in community projects in Denmark to reinvent the identity and representation of Pakistanis living in Denmark. She is founder and president of DPVS – Danish Pakistani Volunteering Society, and Founder and Team Leader of Niels Brock Welfare Society (2005 – 2007). In 2005 and 2006, she coordinated two international relief and development projects in Kashmir (Pakistan) during the earthquake with a follow up documentary on Kashmir, and in Beirut, Lebanon during Lebanon-Israel conflict to support CCCL (Children Cancer Centre Lebanon).
She has previously worked for UNICEF Denmark in Marketing and Fund Raising department, and Islamic Relief WorldWide UK in Policy and Research Unit. She is also involved in collaborative projects with Embassy of Pakistan in Copenhagen, and offer expertise in assisting on disaster relief projects.
Besides her academic and professional commitments, Miss Khan practices combat sports and is a Bikram Yoga enthusiast. She is also a linguist and has a command in English, Danish, French, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Potohari, and literate in Arabic and Farsi scripts and elementary German.
Ms.Khan represents The Diplomatic Insight in Denmark