Raza Rumi

Raza Ahmad Rumi is a policy analyst, journalist and author. He is the director of Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department. He is also a visiting faculty member at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. Between 2015 and 2017, Raza was a scholar in residence at IC and taught courses in journalism and writing departments as well as at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University. He has been a fellow at the New America Foundation, United States Institute of Peace and the National Endowment for Democracy. He is a member of the think tank Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University and a nonresident fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs. Raza was the editor of Daily Times, The Friday Times and a TV broadcaster in Pakistan before he moved to the United States in 2014. Raza is the author of “Delhi by Heart: Impressions of a Pakistani Traveller,” “The Fractious Path: Pakistan’s Democratic Transition” and “Identity and Faith and Conflict.” His most recent book, “Being Pakistani: Society Culture and the Arts,” was published in June 2018 by Harper Collins, India. He co-edited a volume of essays entitled “Rethinking Pakistan” that was published by Anthem Press in September 2020.


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