IS Major Career Conversations with Farha Tahir

Title: IS Major Career Conversations with Farha Tahir
Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:15 AM
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Farha will talk with students about careers in international policy-making, human rights advocacy, and using one’s liberal arts degree globally. Her work and experience will be especially relevant for students with an interest in African studies, as her current work takes place in southern and eastern Africa.
Farha Tahir (’09) is a program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Prior to joining NED, Farha served as a senior program officer at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), where she advised government officials and civil society groups on improved governance and citizen engagement in decision making. She also worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), providing research support and developing policy recommendations to support US foreign policy priorities. She remains an adjunct fellow with the Center’s Human Rights Initiative. Farha holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin. For more information on Farha’s experiences, please see this interviewconducted by the African Studies Center.