Faiqa Mahmood-2012 Recipient

Faiqa 150x150Faiqa Mahmood

Major: Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 
Degree: MA
School: The Fletcher School, Tufts University-MALD
Sponsor: Zehra Attari Memorial Fund

Faiqa Mahmood is currently a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University where she is studying for the Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy. Faiqa holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB Honours) from the University of London’s International Programme in Pakistan, as well as a postgraduate degree in law from City University, London. Having completed her legal training in the UK as a Barrister, Faiqa returned to Pakistan and was admitted to the Punjab Bar as an advocate of the High Court. Prior to immigrating to the US, she was a faculty member at The Institute of Legal Studies, Islamabad, where she taught second year law students a course on land and property laws.

At Fletcher, Faiqa aims to combine her passion for law and politics and focus on the Middle East and the wider Muslim World. Upon graduation, she hopes to work as part of a research institute to help formulate recommendations and solutions to the problems faced by US foreign policy toward Muslim countries.

Faiqa’s Message to Supporters:
For a Muslim to step into the field of law and politics at a turbulent time like the present can seem like a daunting challenge. It is therefore all the more heartening for students like myself to know that an organization such as the ISF strives to aid this trek into relatively unchartered territory by providing monetary as well as moral support. It is one thing to identify a dire need of the Muslim community and yet quite another to effectively address it. Jazaka Allahu khair to the ISF and all their donors for doing such a commendable effort to do both.

Faiqa is currently a visiting fellow at the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center.

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