Class 2 (2003-2005)

Shakeel Ahmed, Pakistan

Duke University – Master in International Development Policy

Shakeel holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics and a master’s degree in Kashmir studies from the University of Punjab. His focus is on the political history of Kashmir with a special interest in the current Kashmir conflict. Most recently Ahmed has been an assistant professor in the Department of Kashmir Studies at the University of Punjab, where he has taught Kashmir political history. He previously served as a private secretary to an advisor for the prime minister of Pakistan and as an inspector and labor officer in Pakistan’s Department of Industry and Labor. Fluent in Urdu, Kashmiri, Punjabi, and English, Ahmed’s experience as a Rotary World Peace Scholar will help him develop workable diplomatic solutions to the Kashmir and other conflicts.