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Mehlaqa Samdani recently joined the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding as a Peacebuilding Associate, where she explores the role of civil society in addressing extremism and militancy in Pakistan.
She has previously worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Samdani also managed a political education project in Lahore and has researched and worked in various conflict settings around the world.
Her writings have been published in the New York Times, Foreign Policy (AfPak Channel), Christian Science Monitor, Daily Times (Pakistan) etc. and she has been invited as a guest on NPR, KCBS and news channels in Pakistan. Samdani is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and has an undergraduate degree from the University of Denver. She is a Pakistani citizen who lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children.
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Conflict analysis and peacebuilding
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