- Assistant Director, Center for Afghanistan Studies
- International Programs
- ASH 220
A professor of English language and literature at Kabul University during the Soviet occupation, Mr. Yaseer escaped Communist rule in 1987, seeking refuge initially in Pakistan. He came to Omaha a year later, where he has managed several multi-million-dollar grant projects over the past 30 years. He has led teacher training, translation, and publishing efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has also served as the Director of the U.S. Peace Corps Training Program in Afghanistan, and has taught language and cross-cultural communications to departing Peace Corps volunteers in Colorado.
In Omaha, he has served as the Ameer, Imam, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the local Islamic Center. Mr. Yaseer speaks English, Dari, Pashto, Arabic, and Urdu.