Jumaina Siddiqui is the Director for Global Security and International Affairs.
She is an international development practitioner with over 15 years of experience working on programs focused on peace and conflict, democracy & governance, climate change & the environment, and rule of law in Asia.
Prior to joining the Academy, Jumaina was the Senior Program Officer for South Asia at the U.S. Institute of Peace where she provided technical guidance to USIP’s work in Pakistan and South Asia. At USIP she helped to design research studies, dialogues and on the ground programming in South Asia. Before USIP, she was with the National Democratic Institute as the Program Manager for Pakistan with a portfolio of projects on political party development, elections, and political participation of women and youth. Jumaina has also held positions at Global Communities, American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative and the Stimson Center.
Jumaina received her MA from New York University and BA from American University.