Sehar Sabir is a PhD Scholar in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Jilin University People’s Republic of China, with major in International Relations. She has MA with degree in the same major from the Department of International Relations, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Her research Interests include Environment, Human Rights, Governance, Humanitarian Intervention, and Middle Eastern Conflicts. In Pakistan she has been involved in Democracy and Governance related projects in collaboration with FAFEN (Free and Fair Election Network), TAF (The Asia Foundation) and DFID (Department For International Development) in Social Sector. She has authored research papers on Environment, Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention in Iraq. Sehar Sabir is Special Assignment Editor in China.
Ayshan Guliyeva has completed a distance course on ““Critical thinking in Global Challenges” form University of Edinburgh(Germany). She has a Bachelor degree in Public Administration from The Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (APA), Baku, Azerbaijan with specialization in Political Science. Her thesis was on “Regulation technologies of political conflicts” and currently she is working on to publish this research work next year.
Ms.Ayshan has remained head of the Student Research Center at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 4 years. She was research assistant to one of the Senior International Relations and International Terrorism Expert at the Institute of Geostrategic Studies at the Academy of Public Administration. Ms. Ayshan has recently been accepted to the University of Hamburg and going to continue her masters there next year.
Moreover, she is a junior research fellow at the Caucasus Resource and Research Center, which has three branches in three south Caucasus countries, namely Azerbaijan, Armenia & Georgia. The center is situated in Khazar University, Baku.
Ms. Ayshan Guliyeva represents The Diplomatic Insight in Azerbaijan.
Mr. Sunil KC is a Nepali young social activist, lyricist and a media figure who practices empowerment through youth advocacy. He founded a Greenary Youth Club in his native village Kachili (Dang district) and did various social works and served as a President over five years. In 2009, he founded the Youth Foundation Nepal Organization (YFN) aiming to establish Sustainability Peace and Development in Nepal by connecting together young leaders all around the globe. He is currently President at the Youth Foundation Nepal(YFN).
He is also associated with the International Youth Congress (USA), Peace Alliance (USA), Inter Nation (Worldwide) and Youth Millennium Development Ambassador(YMDA)
After directing radio series about educational issues in Nepal, he is now a producer and director of the social documentary “Ready, Willing and Able” which is going to be released worldwide by September 2013.
Sunil KC is now carrying his own research so as to establish the first International Affairs College of Nepal. The College is called “The School For Globe” and is monitored with the help and support of Sunil’s International Academic Network. The project will be launched in 2018.
Mr.Sunil KC is Special Assignment Editor for The Diplomatic Insight in Nepal.
Ms Bakhtawar Malik Waqar is a dynamic and enthusistic BA/BBA student at Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris). Although her family originates from Pakistan, she was born and raised in France. While trying to maintain a balance between the two cultures, she has been able to develop a number of skills she feels will aid in her professional life. Ms. Malik is trilingual in French, Urdu and English and has great command of the Spanish language; complimentary to her multilingualism, she understands Punjabi. She has been an active participant in many volunteering and fund raising efforts. Her classes in international relations have provided her with an insight in world affairs giving her the motivation to pursue a career in that field. She has also published an article about the “Education System in Pakistan” which reinforced her desire to work in Pakistan and is earnest to find the point where her interest and abilities overlap.
Bakhtawar Malik Waqar represents The Diplomatic Insight in France
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
Malik Hammad Ahmad is a PhD candidate of Leverhulme Trust in the department of History at the University of Warwick, England, writing on “Civil Resistance Movements of Pakistan 1977-88”. He holds the degrees of MSc History from Quaid-i-Azam University and an International MA Peace, Conflict and Development from University of Jaume-I, Spain and European Peace University, Austria. His MA dissertation was on Nonviolent Movement of Pakistan: A Case Study of Lawyer’s Movement 2007-9. In addition to that, he is a founding and an associate member of an NGO, called ILÊWASI, based in Castellón, Spain as well as Special Assignment Editor of Pakistani’s first bilingual magazine, called, The Diplomatic Insight for last couple of years.
He has ten years of job and volunteer experience at national and international level. He has worked at Establishment Division, Govt. Of Pakistan in Gender Reform Action Plan, project and, at ActionAid-Pakistan for women and education’s rights besides some other public organisations. At International level, he has worked at Terre des Hommes, Spain. During his professional career, he has represented his organisations at national and international – from South East Asia to Europe and Africa – courses, seminars and lectures related to project implementation of Human Rights, Gender and Peace.
He has also written couple of articles and has assisted authors in their writing books and international research studies. Furthermore, he is active with a number of civil society groups working for peace and justice, women’s rights and nonviolence, including Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (General Secretary – Islamabad Chapter in 2007-8), Council of Social Sciences, European Volunteer Group, International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict, Fundació per la Pau and a network of various rights based and peace organisation all over the world.
Seraiki speaking Malik knows Urdu, English, Spanish, Punjabi and Hindi while learning Català. Malik Hammad Ahmad represents The Diplomatic Insight in Spain.
is a professional journalist, PhD in Russian history. The theme of her dissertation is «The Women’s issue in the Russian publicism of the second half of XIX century». She is the author of numerous publications, such as “The appearance of female magazines in Russia as a culturological phenomenon”; “Gender socio-cultural patterns in the Russian ethno-religious environment”; “Information policy of the Council of Europe and global governance” and many others. Her research interests include international relations and journalism, gender issues, environmental problems of Russia. Within these broad areas she focuses on the following: the different aspects of the work of international organizations; promotion of intercultural dialogue and peace; media and elections; freedom of communication on the Internet; the significance of PR in shaping the ecological thinking etc. She represents The Diplomatic Insight in Russia.
Ximena Holguin Remolina is Representative of the Justice for Khojaly Campaign in Mexico City. She has worked for The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Radio Education, Radio Ibero, Ministry of Navy, PGR and various other organizations. She has a degree for Interpenetration and Translator from Mexico. As a translator she worked for various International Agnecies , NGO Secretariats and Ministries. She represents The Diplomatic Insight from Mexico.
Sarah Flatto is a Project Manager at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, managing civic engagement and outreach projects. Previously, she was a Training Coordinator with the Hand-in-Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Jerusalem. Sarah was most recently awarded the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to learn Urdu. She received an Earth Institute Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity Graduate Fellowship, and the McGill University Arts Undergraduate Improvement Award. As a freelance writer and editor, she has contributed to the Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Current Issues in Comparative Education Journal, Journal of International Affairs, and the McGill Daily. Sarah has international work and research experience in India, Pakistan, Israel, Haiti, and Rwanda. Sarah holds an M.A. in International Educational Development with a concentration in conflict resolution from Columbia University and a B.A in Political Science. from McGill University. She is particularly interested in cross-cultural education, peacebuilding and public service provision in diverse communities. Sarah is originally from New York City and currently lives in Harlem, New York City.
Sarah represents The Diplomatic Insight in USA.
Shakti Prasad Srichandan did his Masters in Economics and PhD in International Relations with specialisation on European affairs from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Srichandan has been a member of the International Security Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London and alumnus of International Forum on Strategic Thinking, German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), Berlin, Germany. Recently he became the youngest member of the Research Group and Studies Council of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland. He was a visiting researcher at Public Law Institute (IDP), University of Barcelona, Spain and at Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany. He is also and Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Symbiosis International University, Pune. He has also served as the member of Board of Studies in Economics, Academic Council, S.C.S. Autonomous College, Utkal University, Odisha, India. He is presently an Assistant Professor at the University of Delhi. He has been selected for a Post Doctoral Fellow position at Oxford University starting from March 2012. His research interests include Indian foreign policy, Indian economy, European security and development issues, South Asian cooperation, etc. Dr. Srichandan has widely travelled and published and presented a number of papers related to his research interests. Apart from academic engagements, he has also excelled in painting and writing. Dr. Shakti represents The Diplomatic Insight in India.
Dr. Shams Yasir has graduated from Kabul Medical University. After graduation from Medical faculty, he worked at L.R.H. Peshawar for 6months. After that he worked as Medical Officer at Cure International hospital Kabul and then continued the same post at UIProjects for three years in Khost province. Currently he is working at Colombo Plan Afghanistan Office since four years. He is supervising Counter Narcotics Public Information Campaign in 28 provinces of Afghanistan. He has 28 provincial offices and his officers work closely with Ministry of Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan. Counter Narcotics messages are delivered to the farmers, elders, youths, women, Ulema and officials by conducting conferences, Jirgas (council gatherings), Ulema conferences, youth conferences and congresses, workshops for youths, women, teachers, religious leaders and law enforcement officers. Messages were also delivered to the target population through mass media (Radio, TV, Posters, Billboards, school bags, note books, pen, pencil and rulers). On the other side, capacity building workshops were conducted for Counter Narcotics Officers around the country. Dr. Yasir represent The Diplomatic Insight in Afghanistan.
Tanja Miscevic graduated in 2003 from Bucharest University, at Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences, majoring in Social Communication. She continued her two years postgraduate studies in Theory of Culture, at Faculty of Political, at University of Belgrade. During her graduate
academic development, she attended postgraduate courses at University of Bologna and Ravenna and Central European University, following the subject areas such as Cultural Heritage in the Byzantine Era and Cultural Policy Issues. She works as a journalist and a broadcaster for Serbian Broadcasting Organization – Radio Belgrade since 2004 until present. Her other collaborations include broadcasting at Deutsche Welle – Serbian Desk, and on call correspondence for the
Romanian national Radio Actualitatii. More recent collaboration include working with the German Landesanstalt fuer Medien from Dusseldorf. Apart from her journalistic work, Tanja Miscevic works also as a freelance translator/interpreter, covering English, Romanian
and German languages. She also worked as a referrals officer at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade. At her current post, at SBC’s Radio Belgrade 1, Tanja Miscevic works
at External Politics/World Affairs desk, with main reporting/writing interests on USA and EU foreign policy, relations with the Islam world and world geopolitical analysis. Tanja Miscevic represents The Diplomatic Insight in Serbia.