Arshi Saleem Hashmi

Arshi Saleem Hashmi

Associate Professor
National Defense University
Arshi Hashmi specializes in religion and violent conflicts. She is an associate professor and head of department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Defense University (NDU) Islamabad. She gives training in peace and conflict resolution to community workers, social activists, government officials to engage positively in the society.  Arshi has studied at the American University (AU) and at SAIS, John Hopkins University. She attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University under US -South Asia Leadership program to study counter terrorism. She is working on a book focusing on religious seminaries in India and Pakistan and the politics of Jihad. She gives lectures at Armed Forces Staff Colleges, Defense Services Intelligence Academy and Intelligence Bureau Pakistan. Arshi has worked with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the Middle East Institute in the U.S. She has been a Kodikara fellow that resulted in the book, Conflict Transformation from Ethnic Movement to Terrorist Movement, published by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo in 2008. She is a member of Women without Borders (WwB) Vienna and its project Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE). She has been a speaker at TedxWomen 2012 in New York and Omega Women Conference in New York in 2012. In 2014, she was selected as Rotary International Peace Fellow at Chulalongkorn University-Bangkok and studied the conflict Resolution process in Mindanao, Philippines and South Thailand. She is widely published and often appears as a political analyst on Pakistani television.  
 
 
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