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Ahmadzai, Sher Jan



"Sher Jan Ahmadzai serves as Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Mr. Ahmadzai is currently working on chapters for a book regarding Water resources in Afghanistan and trans-boundary water issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"He has served at various positions at the Office of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Prior to leaving Afghanistan, he served as Director Presidential Schedule at the Office of the President of Afghanistan responsible for managing President Karzai’s day to day schedule. During his at the palace, he was able to foster and maintain professional relations with government, community and political leaders across Afghanistan.

"Mr. Ahmadzai had also worked on an assigned project at the Presidential Palace to provide the president with a detailed background information report on each member of the newly elected Parliament of Afghanistan in 2005. The report focused on information about education background, political and ethnic affiliations of the MPs.

"Mr. Ahmadzai’s areas of specialty are Afghan Governance, and Tribal Dynamics and their impacts of public and their relationship with the government as an institution providing public services based on appropriate public policies. Mr. Ahmadzai has BA degree in International Studies and MA in Public Administration with Public Policy concentration.

"He is also a regular contributor/commentator on BBC Pashto and Dari programs and as well as VOA Pashto and Dari services on various social, political and current affairs regarding Afghanistan and the U.S."

Source: Sher Jan Ahmadzai, Director of Center for Afghanistan Studies. Directory Profiles. University of Nebraska at Omaha International Studies & Programs website.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Center for Afghanistan Studies Films and Videotapes, circa 1960-2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

The films and videotapes from the Center for Afghanistan Studies include productions about or produced by the center as well as news reports and commercially-produced films such as documentaries.

Dates: circa 1960-2010

John and Eupha Shanly Papers

 Collection — Box 2016-085
Identifier: APAC-0013
Content Description

The papers of John and Eupha Shanly is composed of correspondence, newsletters and notices from the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan, journals or diaries of John Shanly, drafts of books by Eupha Shanly, research material about Afghanistan, news clippings, a few items from a Christian church in Kabul for Americans, a small number of photographs, and other material.

Dates: 1960-1998