Venue: Room no 205, IDSA
Speaker: Joshua T White
Joshua T. White recently completed his Ph.D. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. His doctoral work, based on extensive fieldwork in Pakistan, examined the decision-making patterns of Islamist parties, and their relationships with the state and with anti-state groups. Since 2005, Joshua has visited South Asia several times a year, and has held visiting research appointments at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and the International Islamic University in Islamabad (IIUI). He has presented his findings in numerous academic and policy fora; has testified before the U.S. Congress; has been interviewed on Al Jazeera, BBC, Voice of America, and Geo News; has participated in several high-level U.S.-Pakistan Track II strategic dialogues; and has served on U.S.-sponsored election observer delegations to both Pakistan and Bangladesh. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College with a double major in History and Mathematics; and a Ph.D. with distinction from Johns Hopkins University.