Madiha Afzal

Madiha Afzal, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Global Policy Program

Background and Education

Madiha Afzal has taught at the University of Maryland since 2008, and is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. She holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University, where she specialized in development economics and political economy. Her current work examines the roots of intolerance and extremism in Pakistan; the links between education and radicalization; and democratization in Pakistan and beyond. Dr. Afzal has published in Public Choice, and is the author of a USIP special report on Education and Attitudes in Pakistan, as well as several book chapters. 
Dr. Afzal has been a consultant with the World Bank, DfiD, and IFPRI, and is also a Research Fellow at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) in Pakistan.  She writes regularly for international and Pakistani publications, including Cairo Review, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, Washington Post, Express Tribune, Dawn, and The Friday Times. She has been interviewed by media outlets including BBC, NPR, CNN, and VOA. She was named to Lo Spazio della Politica's list of Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013. 

2017-09-07 00:00:00 
Spring 2015