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State-Building and Human Rights in Afghanistan & Pakistan


Core Team From Prior Years
This page lists some of the Principles, Fellows and Associate Fellows, who have been associated with the State Building program in prior years. These individuals are listed here in recognition of their contributions and as a permananet record of their prior involvement with the program, however, they are no longer actively assocaited with the Carr Center or the State Building program.
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Past Fellows
  Matt Waldman was a Fellow in the 2009-10 academic year. Waldman was formerly Head of Policy and Advocacy for Oxfam International in Afghanistan, where he has worked for the past two and half years, and is the author of a number of reports on the country, including on peace-building, protection of civilians, civil-military affairs, development and aid effectiveness.

From 2004-2006 he was the Liberal Democrats Foreign Affairs and Defence Adviser based in the UK Parliament, with responsibility for formulating party policy on international affairs, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and human rights issues.

Matt has also worked as a foreign affairs adviser in the European Parliament, and was deputy director of overseas operations for a UK children's charity, which included work in post-conflict countries in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Prior to this he trained and practised as a lawyer with the London-based, international law firm, Norton Rose, which involved work in Europe and Russia. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Rights from London School of Economics. His current research focuses on the conflict in Afghanistan, in particular, the implications of reconciliation and negotiations with insurgents. [[ Dynamic data was lost here ]]
Past Associate Fellows
 

Jasteena Dhillon was an associate Fellow during the 2009-10 academic year. Dhillon is an international lawyer who has worked in international development and conflict environments since 1994. Over her years working in places like South Africa in the mid 90s, through the Balkans, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq and Sudan, she has been confronted with the reality of how justice is done on the ground and who the local actors in this system really are, many times contrary to what the international community develops it’s policy around. Her work in Afghanistan, as it has been in Iraq and Sudan, is aimed at cultivating local systems of customary justice and building a state system that gives due regard to local values and conceptions of justice. Her nuanced and pragmatic perspective is rare to find in a field dominated by those more comfortable working with formal systems in the image of western institutions. Before joining Harvard, she was at NATO working as an advisor on justice & reconciliation and civil-military interaction in Afghanistan and Sudan as a way to facilitate civil-military interaction.

Jasteena Dhillon discusses her experiences managing legal aid programs for returnees and people who have experienced human rights violations in Afghanistan. Three short videos.

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  Andrew Wilder Wilder joined the Tufts University Feinstein Center in January 2007 to lead the Center's research on Politics and Policy in countries affected by conflict. Andrew's areas of interest include state-building, governance, and aid-effectiveness, with a specialization on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Prior to joining the Center he worked in Afghanistan where he established and was the Director of Afghanistan's first independent policy research institution, the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU). Between 1986 and 2001, Andrew worked for several different international NGOs managing humanitarian and development programs in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including for six years as the Director of the Pakistan/Afghanistan program of Save the Children (US). [[ Dynamic data was lost here ]]
Past Visiting Associate Fellows
  Maleeha Lodhi Maleeha Lodhi Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is among Pakistan's top political commentators, with extensive experience in diplomacy, media and teaching. Her diplomatic experience spans eleven years, representing Pakistan as Ambassador in the US (1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2002) and Britain (2003 - 2008).Most recently she was a Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School from September to December 2008. She is the recipient of the President's award of Hilal-e-Imtiaz for Public Service in Pakistan. Lodhi also received an Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Economics in 2004 and an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from London's Metropolitan University in 2005. She served as a member of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs from 2001 to 2005.

Lodhi has been the editor of Pakistan's leading English daily, The News. She taught Politics and Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science from 1980-85. She has also been a Visiting Faculty member at the National Defence University in Islamabad. Lodhi is the author of two books: Pakistan's Encounter with Democracy and The External Challenge. She received her Ph.D in Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and also did her B.Sc (Econ) there.
Past Program Staff
  Anna Knutzen Anna Knutzen was the Program Associate for the State Building and Human Rights program during the 2009-10 academic year. Prir to her work at the Carr Center, Knutzen served as a program manager for Equal Access Afghanistan, implementing Human Rights projects, and has worked as a consultant for organizations including UNICEF, WHO, and Save the Children. Her professional and academic background focuses on political Islam and human rights, and she has worked in various conflict and post-conflict settings including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Lebanon. She holds a BA in Philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, and is completing a Masters in extension at Harvard. [[ Dynamic data was lost here ]]
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