Research Fellow Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari

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  • Email: ahaidari@aiss.af

Summary

Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari, Ph.D.-C, is the Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Counselor) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India where he has also served as the country’s Chargé d’Affaires A.I. From June 2011 to July 2012, he served as the Deputy Assistant National Security Advisor of Afghanistan, providing the Office of the National Security Council with policy and oversight advice on a range of domestic and foreign policy issues relating to national security. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Haidari served the Embassy of Afghanistan in the United States in various capacities including: Chargé d’Affaires A.I.; Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Counselor; Acting Defense Attaché; First Secretary for Political, Security & Development Affairs; and Director of Government and Media Relations. From 2001 to 2004, he worked as Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations and Assistant Director of Development at Georgetown University.

In 2000, Mr. Haidari was a research analyst at the Center for Documentation & Research of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and consulted with the UNHCR Department of International Protection on the Afghan refugee caseload in Geneva, Switzerland. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Haidari held various field positions with UNHCR and the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan, serving the Afghan internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees from Tajikistan.

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Expertise

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Experiences

  • Deputy Chief of Mission (Minister Counselor) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India
  • Deputy Assistant National Security Advisor of Afghanistan
  • Embassy of Afghanistan in the United States: Chargé d’Affaires A.I.; Deputy Chief of Mission and Political Counselor; Acting Defense Attaché; First Secretary for Political, Security & Development Affairs; and Director of Government and Media Relations
  • Assistant Vice President for Federal Relations and Assistant Director of Development at Georgetown University.
  • Research analyst at the Center for Documentation & Research of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and consulted with the UNHCR Department of International Protection on the Afghan refugee caseload in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Held various field positions with UNHCR and the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan
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  • The Hindu
  • The Diplomat
  • The Diplomatist
  • The Foreign Policy
  • The Washington Post
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Times
  • The Outlook Magazine
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Boston Globe
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Asia Times
  • Korea Times
  • The National
  • Diplomatic Courier
  • Diplomatic Traffic
  • The Washington Diplomat
  • EurasiaNet, Central Asia Newswire

Awards

  • The Fredrick J. Urbaska Civic Service Award, National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM), Indiana, 2011
  • The Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Award, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2003
  • The Fellowship in Foreign Service Award; Georgetown University, Washington DC, 2002
  • The International Merit Award, Wabash College, Indiana, 1997
  • The F. Michael Cassel Award; Wabash College Political Science Department, Indiana, 1999