Anas Abdullah has done his Bachelors in City & Regional Planning from the University of Engineering and Technology. Apart from various certifications done from the University of Leiden and University of Queensland, Australia, he has also completed the National Security Workshop under the auspices of the National Defence University. For over five years he has leveraged his expertise in national security, technology and innovation, as well as his connections within the NSW network, for the policy circles of Pakistan. His connections in Balochistan have particularly served as a qualifying factor for the CSCR’s work there. Mr. Abdullah’s expertise in Digital Diplomacy has lent itself to consultations for a number of institutions as well as senior policy makers, and has been instrumental in establishing social media narratives to counter externally driven anti state propaganda.
Vice President CSCR
Aiza Azam is an academic qualified in International Relations, which she also currently teaches at her alma mater, the National Defence University in Islamabad. She has previously served as the Director Projects of the Pakistan-China Institute, where she worked for 5 years to help develop and to implement their key initiatives. Her time as an undergraduate studying in China, and subsequently working with the Chinese, has lent to her experience in having successfully administered initiatives specific to China in multiple institutions, both in a permanent capacity and as a consultant. Her connections as an alumna of the National Security Workshop, NDU, have served to complement several of these undertakings. Ms. Azam is conversant in Mandarin and fluent in Spanish. Chinese foreign policy constitutes her area of research expertise.
Talha Ibrahim has studied International Relations from the University of Karachi. Having a background rooted in accreditations from the United States Institute of Peace and the University of Maryland in Conflict Analysis and Terrorism Studies respectively, he has also studied German from the Area Study Centre for Europe established in the KU. Talha’s expertise lies in the security, geopolitics and theoretical aspects of the International Relations.
Syeda Ailiya Naqvi
Syeda Ailiya Naqvi graduated summa cum laude and secured a gold medal in International Relations from the University of Karachi. She has previously remained associated with the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, the oldest research think tank in Pakistan with a rich history dating back to 1936. Her exposure in hosting seasoned politicians and diplomats, both national and international, on behalf of her former workplace and rich experience in editing the publications complemented her theoretical understanding of the discipline. In the past, Miss Naqvi has also worked under the auspices of a United Nations program, in organizing an international conference for students in UAE, and administered an educational institution for foreigners in Riyadh.