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Sharif Azami
Sharif Azami has been actively involved in the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan since 2000 through his work with CIDA, Oxfam GB, and United Nations World Food Programme. As a Rotary Peace Fellow, Sharif has earned a master’s in International Development Policy from Duke University, and a graduate certificate in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At present, Sharif serves as a Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute.

Entries by Sharif Azami

The Ballot Stuffing Equilibrium and a Messy Compromise: Winners and Losers of the Afghan Elections

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 2:02 PM

(Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State - Flicker)

As you might have heard, Afghanistan inaugurated a new president on Monday, September 29, 2014. Unexpectedly, the country also got Chief Executive Officer, or simply a junior Prime Minister - a position that didn't...

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Riding the Wisdom Buzz

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 7:15 PM


I observed new currents in the business and technology world when I attended the Wisdom 2.0 conference on Feb. 14-17 in San Francisco. In addition to escaping the heavy winter in Michigan, I was most excited to learn what thought leaders...

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Afghanistan Can Use a Strong Dose of Morale Optimism

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 9:27 AM

The threat for Afghanistan these days is that America will withdraw all assistance and promised aid if the Afghan government does not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement "in weeks, not months." In practical terms, no financial aid and military support means the collapse of the Afghan State and return of...

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