Date|October  26, 2022 (Wed) 21:00-23:00
Taipei Time

Moderator|Chen Mumin, Professor, Institute of International Politics, NCHU

Speaker|Dr. Omar Sadr, Research Fellow, Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh

Venue|Google Meet Online (The meeting link will be sent a day before the seminar). Register here:

Organizer|Institute of International Politics, NCHU

About the Speaker:

Dr. Omar Sadr is a Research Fellow at the Center for Governance and Markets (CGM) in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in 2021, as a Researcher at the Afghanistan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in 2018 and the Department of Peace Studies, the National Centre for Policy Research (NCPR), Kabul University in 2011. His primary research interests include the political theory of multiculturalism, democratic governance, as well as politics of Afghanistan. He has been an advocate of political reform, constitutionalism, and pluralism in Afghanistan. Dr. Sadr holds a Ph.D. (2018) and an MA (2013) from South Asian University (SAU), a university established by the SAARC nations. Dr. Sadr is the author of numerous books, chapters, book reviews, papers, and articles. His most recent book, Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan, published by Routledge in London, examines multiculturalism’s problematique in Afghanistan. His work has appeared in venues such as Fair Observer, The Atlantic Council, and The National Interest. He also appears regularly on BBC Persian, Afghanistan International, and ToloNews (three prominent Persian TVs). He founded the Negotiating Ideas Podcast, where he discusses political ideas on peace, democracy, and pluralism. 

Dr. Sadr has received numerous fellowships, including the MESA Global Academy Fellowship at the Middle East Studies Association in Washington, Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) Fellowship at the Institute of International Education (IIE), and CAMCA fellowship at the Rumsfeld Foundation and Central Asia-Caucasus Institute. He is also a scholar-member of The New University in Exile Consortium at The New School in New York.

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