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About Khurram Kazi

Khurram is a Scholar-Practitioner of peace and development with over 10 years of diverse experience in academia, the nonprofit sector and the UN system. Khurram began his career with Pakistan Air Force (PAF), where he received military training for a full time career with the PAF. Khurram witnessed the increasing number of terrorist incidents in Pakistan and became committed to building peace and addressing the root causes of terrorism. To pursue his ambition of bringing peace and stability to Pakistani life, he quit his promising military career and helped open Search for Common Ground (an INGOs) country office in Pakistan, where he designed, implemented, and evaluated programs involving the use of media for peacebuilding. Khurram has also worked as Consultant with the UNICEF’s Global Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy Program; and as Advisor with the Peace and Development Program of UNDP. Khurram has participated in a number of conferences, courses and trainings in various countries. He is a Visiting Faculty Member at a number of Universities teaching courses on Conflict Resolution, International Affairs, Security Policy, Contemporary Affairs, Counter-Terrorism, Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills. He is also a trainer and a mediator, certified from American Bar Association (ABA). Khurram is a regular contributor to various International and local publications. Khurram holds MS degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and MA degree in Diplomacy and International Affairs. His specialties include Program Management; Communication for Development (C4D); Community Development; Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR); Security Policy; and Peace Education. Khurram has lived and worked in Azerbaijan, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia and Pakistan.