Rahmatullah Hamraz Graduate Research Assistant

Rahmatullah Hamraz from Afghanistan is an Obama Foundation Scholar, student of MAIDP at Harris, University of Chicago, and works as Pashto Language Analyst for the CPOST's Militant Propaganda Project. He has a BA in Economics from Panjab University, India and an MBA from the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). He has used this education to find and understand the root causes of intergroup hostility and armed insurgency in Afghanistan, his home country. Through the Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Program (APRP). As an MBA student at AUAF, he designed a project focused on poverty alleviation, peace-building and women economic empowerment, for which he won he Maqsudi Social Entrepreneurship Award. This award challenges AUAF-MBA students to use rigorous business principles to create sustainable, positive solutions to some of Afghanistan’s most challenging problems.