Ms.Farhat Asif is founding President of Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies and is also Co-Founder Editor of Pakistan’s first multilingual Monthly Magazine, The Diplomatic Insight having theme objective of Peace Through Informed Dialogue.
Ms. Farhat Asif has Twelve years of experience working in academic, research and development sector, and earned MSc in International Relations and MPhil in Defense and Strategic Studies from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. She is Researcher, Analyst, Writer, Publisher, Media Planner and Diplomatic Relations Professional. Her research interests are Peace, Conflict and Development studies. She is author and co-author of several books.
Farhat is federal member of Aman-o-Nisa: Pakistan Women’s Coalition Against Extremism and is Pakistan’s representative of “Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE), a project by Women Without Borders. She has also been invited by Ambassador Swanee Hunt at the Institute for Inclusive Security as one of 12 influential Pakistani women leaders. See story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shereen-hall/pakistan-female-leaders_b_1501214.html. She aspires to develop and build Pakistan’s first “Peace University”.