2016 Yenching Scholars
Nishat Kazmi

Nishat Kazmi

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Nishat Kazmi is from Pakistan and worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Research and Security Studies (CRSS), an Islamabad based think-tank. His work with CRSS focused on regional security and bilateral cooperation issues between Afghanistan and Pakistan, as part of a major track II initiative.  Kazmi has also worked as an advisor with the Institute for Environmental Security (IES), headquartered in The Hague. During his association with IES, he contributed to The Hague Environmental Law Clinic project. He has also been a key member of the Bureau of Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change, a network which brings together serving and retired military officers from around the world to promote actions that help counter the adverse impacts of climate change. During January-February 2016, Kazmi was based at The Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center in Japan on a fellowship focusing on peace-building, development, and international institutions. Previously, he has worked at the Pakistan office of Heinrich Boell Stiftung, the German Green Political Foundation, and the Embassy of Pakistan in The Netherlands.  Nishat holds a B.A.LLB (Hons.) degree from Punjab University, Pakistan, and an LLM from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, where he specialized in international and European economic law. He has received several awards including the Heinrich Boell Fellowship at Philipps University Marburg, Germany, and the Huygens Scholarship of the Government of the Netherlands. At the Yenching Academy, he is specializing in Public Policy and International Affairs. His areas of interests include Chinese foreign and trade policies, and China’s role in the United Nations, particularly the issues of peace-building and sustainable development.