Sher Jan Ahmadzai
- MPA (2014)
- Coordinator for Education and Outreach Programs Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mr. Ahmadzai has served at various positions in the Office of the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Prior to leaving Afghanistan in 2007, he served as Director of the Presidential Schedule and was responsible for managing President Karzai’s daily calendar. Mr. Ahmadzai also worked on an assigned project at the Presidential Palace to provide the president with detailed background reports on each member of the newly elected Parliament of Afghanistan in 2005. The report focused on educational backgrounds and political and ethnic affiliations of the members. Mr. Ahmadzai joined a group of Afghan Young Leaders who attended a Professional Development and Leadership program at UNO in 2006. Prior to his service in Afghanistan in the 2000s, he lived most of his life as a refugee in Pakistan. Mr. Ahmadzai is a regular contributor and commentator on BBC Pashto and Dari programs and as well as VOA Pashto, covering various political and current affairs in Afghanistan and the United States. He also has written for Omaha World Herald and CNN Global Public Square on issues related to Afghanistan. He holds a BA in International Studies from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, concentrating on International Business and Leadership and Global Strategic Studies and MPA concentrating on Public Policy. His native language is Pashto; he also speaks Dari, Urdu, English, and Hindi.
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