Chairperson of the Board

Dr. Jalal is a Professor of History at Tufts University/ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She has extensive research and teaching experience in history and political science. She started her career as Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge (1980-84) going on to become Leverhulme Fellow at the Center of South Asian Studies, Cambridge (1984-87), Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, DC (1985-86) and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies (1988-90). She has taught at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Tufts University, Columbia University, Harvard University and Lahore University of Management Sciences. Dr. Jalal has acted as Director and Member of Advisory Board for a number of organizations including the Center of South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University, National School of Public Policy, Lahore and Jinnah Institute, Karachi, Pakistan. She has a number of publications to her credit and has earned honors and awards including the Sitara-e-Imtiaz awarded to her by the government of Pakistan in 2010. Dr. Jalal obtained her BA in History and Political Science from Wellesley College, USA and her PhD from Trinity College at Cambridge University.

Dr. Jalal’s CV and a list of her publications and current projects can be accessed here.