Muhammad Ali Akbar


Muhammad is final year undergraduate student pursuing a double major in Public Policy and International Development. His research experience and interests lie in political economy, microfinance and international security dilemmas with a focus on the Pakistan-Afghanistan region. Muhammad was part of my team of students who worked on my research paper that analyzes the evolution of jihadi norms in war theatres. He transcribed primary source material from Urdu and compiled a data set accordingly. He had to extrapolate key content from large amounts of data to meet the needs of the project. Muhammad is fluent in both English and Urdu and can speak proficient Hindi and punjabi as well.