Board of Advisors

Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta is former Afghanistan’s National Security Adviser, former Foreign Minister and the Senior Advisor on International Affairs to President Hamid Karzai. Dr. Spanta fled to T...

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Dr. Barnett R. Rubin

Dr. Rubin is one of the world’s foremost experts on Afghanistan and the surrounding region. Having served as special advisor during the Bonn Conference and contributed to development of Afghanist...

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Dr. David Samuel Sedney

Mr. David Samuel Sedney was recently Acting President of the American University of Afghanistan. He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia in...

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Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Samar is currently the Chairwoman of the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission. She served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Sudan from Augu...

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Professor Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Professor Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh leads the specialized program on Human Security at the Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris. She also serves ...

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Dr. Radha Kumar

Dr. Radha Kumar, Director General of the Delhi Policy Group, is a specialist in ethnic conflicts and peace building. Currently, she is on the Board of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UN...

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Ambassador Kai Eide

Ambassador Kai Eide was appointed the United Nations Special Representative to Afghanistan and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in 2008, a position he held until March 2...

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Professor Wang Jisi

Professor WANG Jisi is dean of the School of International Studies and Director of the Center for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University. He has been a member of Foreign Policy A...

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Ahmad Nader Nadery

Ahmad Nader Nadery is currently Head of Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission. He was the Commissioner for Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission. He represented Afghan Civil Socie...

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