Pakistan Experts

Chairman, Advisory Council, Institute of Public Policy, Lahore, Pakistan
Since 1999, Mr. Burki has been CEO of EMP-Financial Advisors, LLC. From 1994-1999, he was Vice President of the Latin America and Caribbean Region of The World Bank. Prior to that time, he held other senior positions at The World Bank and, from 1996-1997, was Finance Minister of Pakistan. Mr. Burki holds degrees in physics and economics, as well as the M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Harvard Uni...
Former British Ambassador to Sudan and Tunisia
Alan Goulty retired in 2008 after 40 years service in the British Diplomatic Service, including postings as Ambassador to Tunisia (2004-8) and Sudan (1995-9), and as the UK Special Representative for Sudan (2002-4) and Darfur (2005-6), when he led the UK team in the Naivasha and Abuja peace talks.  He was Director (Assistant Secretary-equivalent) for the Middle East and North Africa in t...
Robert M. Hathaway has been director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., since 1999. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve years on the professional staff of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in U.S. foreign policy toward Asia.Dr. Hathaway has also been a member of...
Associate Professor, The George Washington University
Benjamin D. Hopkins is a specialist in modern South Asian history, in particular that of Afghanistan, as well as British imperialism. His research focuses on the role of the colonial state in creating the modern states inhabiting the region. His first book, The Making of Modern Afghanistan, examined the efforts of the British East India Company to construct an Afghan state in the early part of the...
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Michael Kugelman is senior program associate for South and Southeast Asia at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where he is responsible for research, programming, and publications on South and Southeast Asia. His most recent work has focused on Pakistan's 2013 elections, India-Pakistan relations, U.S.-Pakistan relations, and security challenges in India. He has published op-eds, commentaries...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
William B. Milam is a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Although his research and publications while at the Wilson Center have concentrated on South Asia, his current research focuses on Liberia and the efforts of this former failed state to balance political and economic reconstruction with justice and reconciliation.Before joining the Wilson Center, he was a...
Director of Mehergarh: A Center for Learning
Journalist and Author/Editor of eight books, most recently editor of "The Islamists Are Coming: Who They Really Are"
Robin Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a USIP Senior Fellow-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar. Her projects explore new trends in the Islamic world--the Arab revolts, the rise and fall of political Islam, and future of the Middle East, and new U.S.-Iran diplomacy.  She identifies issues that will define the next decade, when the Middle East’s tran...