Naad-e-Ali Sulehria is currently serving as a Research Assistant to Dr. Marvin G. Weinbaum, Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan Studies at The Middle East Institute. He has over five years of involvement working with international organizations and think tanks in different capacities as a political researcher, policy advisor, peace strategist, and human rights practitioner with a demonstrated interest and experience in human and national security, democratization, conflict resolution, and political culture. Prior to joining MEI, Sulehria worked with Media Foundation 360, a think tank dedicated to strengthening democratic practices in Pakistan.

He has also worked for The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, a bridge-builder between the European Union and the Global South that implements and facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogue on sustainable development, with a focus on the nexus of democracy and governance, peace and security, and climate and energy. He was also involved with Open European Dialogue of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a politically neutral platform for Europe’s policymakers that convenes political dialogues and policy workshops on key political challenges.

Sulehria holds a Master of Science in International Relations: Global Governance and Social theory from the University of Bremen, as well as a graduate training certification in Multilateralism from the United Nations Office at Geneva. He is a former fellow at the Hansen Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation at the University of San Diego, where he received hands-on training in diplomacy, mediation, and conflict resolution.

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