S. Akbar Zaidi

Former  Visiting Scholar
South Asia Program
Zaidi was a visiting scholar in the Carnegie Endowment’s South Asia Program. A visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), his research focuses on development, governance, and political economy in South Asia.
Education

Ph.D., University of Cambridge; M.Phil., University of Cambridge; M.Sc. London School of Economics and Political Science; B.Sc., University College London

Languages
  • English

S. Akbar Zaidi  is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment.

S. Akbar Zaidi was a visiting scholar in the Carnegie Endowment’s South Asia Program. A visiting professor at Columbia University, with a joint appointment in the School of International Public Affairs and MESAAS, the Department of the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, his research focuses on development, governance, and political economy in South Asia.

Zaidi taught economics at the University of Karachi from 1983 to 1996 before becoming a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford (1998) and later a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for the Advanced Study of India in New Delhi (2002–2003). From 2004 to 2005 he was a visiting professor at SAIS and in 2008 he was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. Zaidi’s twelfth book, Military, Civil Society and Democratization in Pakistan, was published by Vanguard Press, Lahore in October 2010.

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