Mr. Raheem ul Haque, Senior Research Fellow CPPG will present the findings of a nine month research on youth radicalization conducted by a four member research team. His recent research includes “Strategic Depth”: Does It Promote Pakistan’s Strategic Interests?and Rickshaw & Environmental Pollution: Assessing Punjab Government’s Rickshaw Policy. He is co-editor of CPPG’s Quarterly Research & News journal and teaches courses on The Informal Sector and Information & Communication Technology. He has a Masters in International Public Policy from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in Social Change and Development.
Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa, author of the research report Red Hot Chilli Peppers Islam: Is the Youth in Elite Universities in Pakistan Radical? is a leading security and defense analyst. Her last book was Military Inc. (Pluto, 2007).
Mr. Amir Rana, co-author of Radicalization in Pakistan (Narratives, 2012) is a founding member and Director, Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS). He also edits the journalConflict and Peace Studies.
Dr. Manzar Zaidi, author of Insights on Insecurity in Pakistan (Narratives, 2012) has a PhD in Terrorism Studies and has published extensively on topics related to extremism, terrorism and radicalization.