Sher Jan Ahmadzai

Director Center for Afghanistan Studies
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Sher Jan is the Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Sher Jan is a regular contributor and commentator for many national and international media outlets such as VOA and BBC Radio and TV on various issues related to the U.S. Pakistan, Taliban, security and terrorism in South Asia. He has also written for CNN, BBC, Conversation and Omaha World Herald on Afghan peace process and regional security. He has also participated in many rounds of U.S-Russian Track-II talks on Afghanistan and regional security and provided feedback to policy makers. Sher Jan is a board of the Afghan community organization (AICCO) in Omaha, Nebraska where he lives.

Sher Jan has also written papers and co-authored a book on Transboundary Waters of Afghanistan focusing on hydro politics that is in play in the region and has written about Water Security and its socio-political impacts on the people in the region. He also assisted with a desktop study of the “Afghanistan Conflict Assessment” for USAID and has worked with Chattam House –The Royal Institute of International Affairs on “Climate Fragility Risk Factsheet on Afghanistan. The factsheet was submitted to the United Nations Security Council in order to help the Council with understanding “the risk that climate represents for achieving sustaining peace in [Afghanistan].”