Waleed Ziad is pursuing a PhD in History at Yale University, studying the historical and philosophical foundations of Muslim revivalism in South and Central Asia. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Economics, focusing on international development and the history of religious movements in South Asia.
Waleed Ziad is pursuing a PhD in the Department of History at Yale University, studying the historical and philosophical foundations of Muslim revivalism in South and Central Asia. His articles on politics, history, and ideological trends in the Muslim world have appeared in the NY Times, International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, the Hill and major dailies internationally. Ziad is also currently writing a monograph on the early political and economic history of the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier. He was formerly a Manager and Economic Consultant with Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young in Montreal, Washington, DC, and Bucharest, and continues to advise grassroots development initiatives in Pakistan.
“Pakistan’s Civil Society: Alternative Channels to Countering Violent Extremism,” WORDE Report, October 2012
“Traditional Muslim Networks: Pakistan’s Untapped Resource in the Fight Against Terrorism,” WORDE Report, May 2010
“Pakistan’s Bid for Tolerance,” ForeignPolicy.com, September 26, 2012.
“Out Recruiting Pakistan’s Extremists,” Foreign Policy Magazine, Af Pak Channel, February 29, 2012
“Evicting, the Taliban from Swat,” Foreign Policty Magazine, Af Pak Channel, November 2, 2011
“Pakistan’s Most Powerful Weapon,” Foreign Policy Magazine, Af Pak Channel, October 21, 2011
“The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan,” Foreign Policy Magazine: Af Pak Channel, September 1, 2011
“Defeating the Taliban in Pakistan,” The Hill, November 12, 2009
“In Pakistan, Islam Needs Democracy,” New York Times, February 16, 2008
“Jihad’s Fresh Face,” New York Times, September 16, 2005
“How the Holy Warriors Learned to Hate,” New York Times, June 18, 2004