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"Pakistan's Battle Against Violent Extremism"

Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 12:15pm to 1:30pm

Uris Hall, G-08
Central Campus

Raza Rumi, Scholar-in-Residence, Ithaca College, will speak at 12:15 in G-08 Uris Hall about "Pakistan's Battle Against Violent Extremism" at the Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies weekly brown bag seminar.

Raza Ahmad Rumi, scholar in residence at Ithaca College's Honors Program, is a writer, policy analyst, and journalist from Pakistan. Currently, he is also a visiting faculty member at New York University, a fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, and at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University. He has been affiliated for a decade with The Friday Times, Pakistan's liberal weekly paper, as a writer and an editor. Rumi is also a commentator for several Pakistani and international publications. In Pakistan, he worked in broadcast media as an analyst and hosted television shows. Rumi moved to the United States in 2014, after an assassination attempt in March 2014 due to his stance against extremism in Pakistan. Prior to his journalistic career, Rumi worked at the Asian Development Bank as a Governance Specialist where he worked on institutional reform and capacity development and edited several publications on public administration and governance. He started his career with Pakistan's civil service and also worked with United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo.

He is the author of Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveler, published by Harper Collins. His book, The Fractious Path: Pakistan's Democratic Transition, will be published this summer by Harper Collins India.

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Global Cornell

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Visiting International Scholar in Residence, Ithaca College

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