Noor Ahmad Akhundzadah received his bachelor’s degree in geology from Kabul University, Master’s in Agriculture, and Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology of Japan.
Sharif Hozoori’s area of research is Afghanistan politics and foreign policy, ethnic identity, South Asia politics, cultural studies, and conflict resolution and peace. He is a 2022–23 Global Public Voices fellow.
Devika Singh Shekhawat is a writer, educator and researcher from India. Her research interests lie at the intersection of gender and labor studies, public health, migration studies, and developmental issues.
Sarah Thompson is a Ph.D. Candidate in political science at Stanford University. Her research leverages causal inference methods in the study of traditional governance and the political agency of women, with active projects in Pakistan, India, and Mexico.