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Thu, Jul 2, 2020

Salman as a moderator at the American Pakistan Foundation: Building Partnerships for Racial Justice

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Human Rights Pakistan

Thu, Jul 2, 2020

South Asia midyear pause: Taking stock of 2020

The specific events of the year’s first six months might have taken us by surprise but the political-economic dynamics that have shaped South Asia’s response to these new challenges did not. Across the region democracy and freedom of expression are challenged, and protectionist impulses are indulged in flailing response to calamitous economic strife. And the United States continues its slide into strategic irrelevance, exercising little leadership or interest in building stronger ties to this vital region.

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

South Asia: The road ahead in 2020

South Asia’s economies are powered by an energetic young population eager to embrace 21st century economic opportunities and conscious of their growing centrality to global geopolitical calculations. Whether the governments of South Asia’s countries are capable of delivering on this promise is another question. Each state faces serious policy and governance challenges that must be addressed in 2020

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Fatima Salman is an Assistant Director at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, where she contributes to the Center’s policy research initiatives and manages programmatic tasks. Previously, Fatima was an Analyst at The Asia Group, where she supported the firm’s South Asia practice. Drawing on her experience living and working in India, Fatima brings a deep understanding of the region based on both her professional and personal experiences in the country. In 2018, Fatima completed her Boren Fellowship in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, where she studied Urdu and Hindi. She has an academic, policy, and field-level understanding of humanitarian and human rights principles and experience engaging with civil society, business, and government in complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

Fatima holds a Master of Science in Foreign Service with a focus in global politics and security from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Her research interests at Georgetown included U.S. and Chinese foreign policy toward South Asia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History and a Minor in Middle East/South Asia Studies from the University of California, Davis. Fatima is conversational in Spanish and Punjabi, and is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.