Jumaina Siddiqui, author at Just Security

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Jumaina Siddiqui (@jumainasiddiqui) is the Senior Program Officer for South Asia at the US Institute of Peace.

She joined USIP after working with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where she served as Program Manager for Pakistan, working on political party development, election observation and reform, and increasing the participation of women and young people in the political process. Siddiqui was also a Pakistani-American Program Fellow with the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, where her research focused on educational reform efforts by political actors in Pakistan and the relationship between donors, civil society, politicians and government to drive these reforms forward. forward.

Prior to joining NDI, she worked at Global Communities on a U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project aimed at increasing stability in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan by improving livelihoods and opportunities for growth. economic.

Siddiqui has extensive experience in program design and management as well as policy research and analysis. She has held positions with the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative, focusing on programs in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Thailand, as well as thematic programs related to media legal defense and access to justice in Asia; at the Stimson Center examining non-traditional security issues in South Asia; and the Protection Project at Johns Hopkins University, conducting research on international human trafficking and running a training program on human trafficking in the United States.

Siddiqui holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from American University and a master’s degree from New York University, where his work focused on promoting democracy and the rule of law around the world. Muslim, leading to a thesis on the reconstruction of justice systems in post-conflict Afghanistan.

Lola R. McClure