Georg Zundel scholar
Malaiz Daud has an M.A. in Post-War Recovery from the University of York and is currently a PhD candidate at Free University Berlin (OSI). His PhD deals with the nonviolent movement of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and its interplay with Pakistan’s army and the Pakistani Taliban Movement (TTP).
He was the Chief of Staff of Afghanistan’s current President until 2011, before joining Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB) as a research fellow. Malaiz has worked for a number of ministries of the Afghan government. He was one of the organizers of Afghanistan’s Constitutional Loya Jirga in 2004 and the Kabul Conference in 2010. He has also headed Afghan Development Association (ADA) and Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) in Afghanistan. He is a founding member of the Afghan Youth Foundation for Unity (AYFUn) and Young Leaders Forum (YLF). Malaiz has provided consultancy services to the Post-War Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) of the University of York, Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), Heinrich Boell Stiftung (HBS) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), amongst others.
He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Peace Training and Research Organization (PTRO) and was previously an elected member of the Steering Committee of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR) and a member of Board of Directors of Human Rights Research and Advocacy Consortium (HRRAC) and Afghan Civil Society Forum (ACSF).