Tanoto Foundation AsiaGlobal Fellow
Former Deputy Consul-General
Consulate General of Afghanistan in Los Angeles
Sayed Dawod Amin is a former Afghan diplomat who recently completed his last assignment as deputy consul-general at the consulate general of Afghanistan in Los Angeles. He had worked as an assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, speechwriter and assistant to the chairman of high peace council, a body of the Afghan peace and reconciliation process, and also as a translator and admin officer at INTERPOL Kabul for several years. He is interested in global policy affairs and engaging in areas related to Afghanistan and the region. He is keen on establishing a platform for discussing Afghanistan’s security and strategic affairs. Amin speaks English, French, Arabic, and some Hindi beside Persian as native and Pashto as his other national language.
Amin holds a master’s degree in international security from Sciences Po Paris in France, a bachelor’s degree in political science, economics & Arabic from the University of Pune in India and a certificate of leadership program from the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States. He also recently completed an online post-graduate certificate in Islamic Studies at the International Open University.
As an AsiaGlobal Fellow, he is going to conduct policy-oriented research on the failure of political settlement in Afghanistan and discuss whether a political settlement was achievable.