Joshua T. White

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Joshua T. White "is a Research Fellow at the Center on Faith & International Affairs and a Ph.D. candidate at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington. His research focuses on Islamic politics and political stability in South Asia. He has been on staff with the Institute for Global Engagement since 2001, and spent nearly a year living in Peshawar, Pakistan in 2005/6. He returned to Pakistan in the summers of 2007 and 2008 as a Visiting Research Associate at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. He has presented his findings in various academic and policy fora; has been interviewed on BBC, Voice of America, and Geo News; and in February 2008 participated in the U.S.-sponsored election observer delegation to Pakistan.

"Mr. White graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a double major in History and Mathematics. He received his M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS, where he concentrated in South Asia Studies and International Economics. Upon graduating from SAIS, he received the 2008 Christian A. Herter Award, the school's highest academic honor. He has co-authored a chapter in Religion and Security: The New Nexus in International Relations; and has written for The Nation (Pakistan), The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Christianity Today, The Wall Street Journal Asia, Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, and the journal Asian Security. Most recently, he authored Pakistan's Islamist Frontier, an extended monograph on religious politics and governance in the Pakistani frontier areas. He has also been active in promoting Christian-Muslim dialogue, and participates in interfaith events in both the United States and Pakistan." [1]

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  1. Joshua T. White, Council on Faith and International Affairs, accessed January 30, 2009.