Raza Rumi
Writer, journalist and international development practitioner. Visiting Faculty, Ithaca College & Cornell University; C.Editor at The Friday Times

Raza Ahmad Rumi is a Pakistani policy analyst, journalist and an author. Currently, he is visiting faculty at Ithaca College and Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Raza is consulting editor at The Friday Times, Pakistan's foremost liberal weekly paper, a columnist at Express Tribune and contributes to several publications across the world. Earlier, he worked in broadcast media as a leading commentator and hosted talk shows at Capital TV and Express News. He was a Director at Jinnah Institute, a public policy think tank and Executive Director of Justice Network- a coalition of NGOs. As a freelance policy professional he has been advising international development organizations, governments and NGOs; and led NAPSIPAG - a regional network on governance. Rumi’s writings are archived at www.razarumi.com. Prior to his foray into journalism, Raza worked at the Asian Development Bank {as Governance Specialist} headquartered in Manila, the Philippines. He started his professional life as a civil servant in Pakistan when he was selected in the administrative service after topping the national civil service entry examination. He is author of 'Delhi by Heart' and The Fractious Path: Pakistan' Democratic Transition published by Harper Collins (2013 and 2016 respectively). Raza has also authored several papers on governance, security, justice, arts and culture.
In March 2014, he survived an assassination attempt in Pakistan. He survived but his driver lost his life. Within weeks, he left Pakistan and has been affiliated with New America Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace. He is a research fellow at Berkley Centre for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University.

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