Stephen J. Golub is a widely recognized international development scholar and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in over 40 countries spanning the globe. Mr. Golub has: led major multi-country studies and otherwise worked with numerous multilateral and bilateral agencies, foundations, policy institutes and nongovernmental organizations; taught at several leading universities; and contributed commentary to various media outlets concerning U.S. and international affairs.
Rick Rossow <RRossow@csis.org
Richard Rossow is a senior fellow and holds the Wadhwani Chair in U.S.- India Policy Studies at CSIS. He joined CSIS in 2014, having spent the last 16 years working in a variety of capacities to strengthen the partnership between United States and India. Prior to CSIS, he served as director for South Asia at McLarty Associates. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Rossow was with New York Life Insurance, most recently as head of International Governmental Affairs, where he developed strategic plans for the company’s public policy and global mergers and acquisitions work. From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Rossow served as deputy director of the U.S.-India Business Council.
Mr. Rossow received his B.A. from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari is the Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Afghanistan to Sri Lanka with over 20 years of work experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors in various parts of the world. He was recently the Director-General of Policy & Strategy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, while having previously served in senior diplomatic postings in India and the United States. He is a Research Fellow at the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS) in Kabul and a Visiting Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi where was also a Senior Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group (DPG) from 2015-2016. Mr. Haidari has lectured on Afghanistan, regional security, and global affairs at many public and academic forums. He has published articles, commentaries, and Op-Eds in major regional and international publications, while often interviewing with print and broadcast press to analyze for solutions the security challenges that confront Afghanistan and the international community at large. The recipient of many public and academic awards, Mr. Haidari is internationally educated in the United States, Switzerland, and Afghanistan. He holds a Master of Arts from the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington-DC and a Bachelor of Arts from Wabash College in Indiana. During 2002-2003, Mr. Haidari was a Fellow in Foreign Service at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.