Maleeha Appointed Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar

Washington, DC: The Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, in collaboration with the Fellowship Fund for Pakistan (FFFP), a charitable trust based in Karachi, on Tuesday announced the appointment of Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi as a Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.
Lodhi will spend nine months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2009, carrying out research for a book looking at the internal and external challenges Pakistan has faced since 2001.
Each year the Wilson Centre appoints several outstanding scholars and practitioners to be in residence as Wilson Centre Public Policy Scholars. These men and women hold residential awards enabling them to work on issues involving some aspect of public policy that is highly relevant to a program or activity of the Centre.
The Fellowship Fund for Pakistan was established in 2003 to provide Pakistan’s most eminent thinkers with opportunities to participate in international deliberations on current and future issues facing Pakistan through dialogue with global opinion leaders and policymakers, scholars, and other experts. FFFP seeks to promote non-partisan scholarship at international forums in order to encourage free, informed and serious dialogue on issues of public interest to Pakistan and the United States.

Dr Maleeha Lodhi twice served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States, in 1994-97, and again in 1999-2002. From 2003 until 2008, she held the post of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. From September-December 2008, she was fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Prior to her diplomatic service, she was a journalist and editor successively of The Muslim and The News, two of Pakistan’s leading dailies. In the 1980s, she taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where in 1980 she had earned a PhD in politics. She is the author of two books.


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