Syed Mohammad Ali has extensive experience working with multilateral, bilateral, government, and non-government organizations on varied international development challenges. He is a ‘Country of Origin’ expert for South Asian (Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian) asylum seekers in the U.S. and the U.K. Dr. Ali is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as the book Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan: The Impact of State and Donor Interventions on Farmers (Routledge, 2015). His other recent publications include a policy paper on the bilateral U.S.-Pakistan relationship co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute and co-authored with Dr. Marvin Weinbaum, and a special report on the devolution of power in Pakistan for the United States Institute of Peace. Dr. Ali also writes a weekly op-ed in the Express Tribune, an affiliate of The New York Times in Pakistan. He has taught international affairs, international development, and anthropology courses in Australia, Pakistan, and the United States. Recently, Dr. Ali has been teaching at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, and George Washington universities. 

Education
Dr. Ali has a Ph.D. from the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.

Languages
English, Urdu, Punjabi

Countries of Expertise
Pakistan

Issues of Expertise
International development, Pakistan 

Contact Information

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