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Biden inducts Pakistani-American Salman Ahmed in US State Division

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  • Salman Ahmed appointed director coverage planning at US State Dept
  • He was a part of Obama’s Nationwide Safety Council
  • He has a grasp’s diploma from College of Cambridge

One other Pakistani-American has been inducted in the US President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, The Washington Publish reported. 

Salman Ahmed will probably be becoming a member of Biden’s international coverage staff because the director of coverage planning on the US State Division. Ahmed beforehand served as head of strategic planning in Barrack Obama’s Nationwide Safety Council. 

The Pakistani-American additionally served because the chief of workers of the US Mission to the United Nations and a senior coverage advisor to the US Everlasting Consultant to the UN. 

He’s the second Pakistan-American to be part of the Biden administration after Ali Zaidi was appointed local weather advisor final month. 

Learn: Ali Zaidi’s profile and designation 

Profile: Salman Ahmed

He holds a grasp’s diploma in worldwide relations from the College of Cambridge, and a bachelor of science in economics from New York College’s Stern Faculty of Enterprise. 

Ahmed served as a senior fellow on the Carnegie Endowment for Worldwide Peace, the place he directed analysis and led a job drive devoted to creating US international coverage work higher for the center class. Ahmed has managed complicated worldwide safety challenges on behalf of the White Home, the US Division of State, and the UN for the previous twenty-five years.

Previous to becoming a member of Carnegie, Ahmed served as particular assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the Nationwide Safety Council workers on the White Home. 

Ahmed additionally immediately supported then secretary of state John Kerry’s negotiations with Russia on Syria between 2013 and 2016. He was the co-chair of the Worldwide Ceasefire Process Power in Geneva.

Earlier than becoming a member of the US Division of State in 2009, Ahmed served as a visiting professor and analysis scholar at Princeton College’s Woodrow Wilson Faculty of Public and Worldwide Affairs, the place he taught graduate-level programs on peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction. 

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