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Arshi Saleem Hashmi

Arshi Saleem Hashmi specializes in Religion and Violent Conflicts, and is an Assistant Professor at National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad. She studied at the American University Washington, DC, and at SAIS, John Hopkins University. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in international relations, concentrating on Deobandi Madrassas in India and Pakistan and Politics of Jihad. Arshi is a member of Women without Borders (WwB) and its initiative, Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE). She has been conducting training workshops on conflict resolution for various organizations in Pakistan. She has worked with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and the Middle East Institute in the US. Her work as a Kodikara fellow resulted in the book Conflict Transformation from Ethnic Movement to Terrorist Movement (2008). Arshi recently authored Nexus between Religious Groups and Authoritarian Regimes in Conflict (2011). She has been quoted and interviewed by various media, including Times of India, Iranian Daily, Der Spiegel, Turkish national TV, Russia Today, PTV, Express 24, Dunya TV, News One Channel, Apna Channel, and Rohi Channel. She is a regular commentator on current affairs on PTV and Radio Pakistan.