I am a Pakistani, born and raised in Peshawar, currently based in Australia and having finished my PhD in Politics from the University of Newcastle (2019). My areas of focus include public policy, Indigenous peace and conflict resolution, counter-extremism and counter-insurgency. I have also published a Book with Routledge along with a number of papers in journals and chapters in edited volumes.

Since 2011, I have worked in four industries namely:

  • Non-profit Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Academia
  • Public Policy (Government)

I moved to Germany in 2012 to pursue my Masters in Public Policy, with majors in Conflict Management. I have also recently completed the IBM Professional Certificate in Data Science.

I have also attended various national and international conferences in countries such as Austria, Malaysia, Singapore, France, Slovakia, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I have also frequently written for various national and international news sources on issues ranging from Central and South Asia to counter terrorism and global war on terror.

You can email me farukyusaf.at.gmail.com, alternatively, you can contact my on my LinkedIn here: http://www.linkedin.com/in/farooqyousaf