PhD in Public Policy
Mohsin is a PhD student of Public Policy at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs with a concentration in Sustainability and Resilience. He is broadly interested in the political economy, and particularly how ethno-political conflict affects social capital and various policy outcomes in the global South.
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As a mid-career professional, he brings diverse experiences in planning, capacity building, and particularly in conducting impact evaluations, policy analysis, and ethnographic studies. Since 2020, he has been teaching at the National University of Modern Languages, in Pakistan, where he taught policy analysis, Multi-level/(e)-governance, Water, and environmental politics to MPP students. He also serves as a Program Director M&S Research Hub—a leading research firm based in Germany, providing advanced data analytics and research trainings to a variety of stakeholders, and an inaugural Member of the Advisory Group at CIVICUS-World Alliance for Citizen Participation. As MAG, he provides technical and strategic support to oversee and evaluate Civic Solidarity Funding, and strengthen civil society’s capacity, diversity and resilience in the global South. He is also passionate about Tech4Development and founded an award-winning Health-tech startup TransHelp—aiming at democratizing affordable and quality health and legal aid for underserved communities by combining creative art, and digital technologies (AI/GIS). The initiative has been noted by several national and international organizations, for combating HIV endemic, and building community resilience against Transphobia and gender-based discrimination, and was recently among the top 10 finalists by Gilead Sciences worldwide and among finalists for Asia-Pacific Social Innovation Award 2020 by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan—PRC.
In the past, he served KOICA at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Government of Pakistan, Youth Advocacy Council, and READ Foundation, and led multimillion aid programs, centered on socio-economic development, civil services (human capital), and institutional reforms in South and Southeast Asia and Africa. He has been awarded various national and international awards for his work including the Global Ambassador Fellowship by KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea, Young Leaders Fellowship by Asia-Europe Foundation, Public Diplomacy M/O Foreign Affairs, South Korea, DICE Fellowship by British Council, Associate Fellow for Royal Commonwealth Society, University of Cambridge among others. As a budding prose writer and poet, Mohsin is a winner of the National Award for Short Story Competition at the age of 19. He holds a Master in Development Policy with a concentration in International Development and Public Administration & Leadership on merit scholarship from KDI School of Public Policy & Management, South Korea, an MPhil in Rural Development, and a BSc. (Hons) in Agriculture with distinction.
Mohsin often writes on gender, economic (in)equality, human rights, and institutional reforms, and also interested in the study of elite capture, force-displacement, electoral and hydro-politics, and the application of behavioral/development economics (field experiments) and computational social science methodology to solve public policy challenges. He can be reached on email@example.com or Twitter @MkWaxir where he tweets about research, social issues, grants, and more. You can read his latest blogs/research papers here.
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Charles T. Wallace-Thomas IV
- Charles took "Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in the Global South" with Professor Shalanda Baker, which pushed him to further question systems as they exist, no matter their entrenched in society.
- He did community service as part of the Ujima Global Leaders Program through the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute. He worked on the Timebank team, helping give back to local communities.
- Charles split his time for his first co-op between the Center for Economic Democracy and the Boston Ujima Project, where he analyzed studies on community needs, including infrastructure and childcare.
- He was one of the co-creators of the #BlackAtNU campaign and advocated for racial literacy courses and a restorative and transformative justice center on campus.
- Charles made his own research project- a macroeconomic index to measure democratic participation in municipal economies, partnering with NU, the Columbus Foundation and the Center for Economic Democracy.
- He worked at the Participatory Budgeting Project as a Program Associate, helping city systems and other organizations actively decide how to invest money across different spaces.
- Charles graduated in 2022. ..
- Casey took Global Markets and Local Cultures. After traveling, she better saw how the coursework mirrored real life, and knew her education was preparing her for the world.
- She went on a DOC to Argentina and Uruguay, and become highly proficient while living in Buenos Aires and visiting the glaciers of the Patagonia region.
- Casey completed her first co-op at the Museum of Fine Arts as a community arts program assistant. She gained valuable hands-on experience assisting in arts classes for local communities.
- She joined the Sociology & Anthropology Student Association during her third year. It allowed her to get to know her fellow students and mirrored the small school experience she loved.
- Casey studied abroad in Nepal for her capstone thesis. She lived alone for a month while she researched and wrote about the lived experience of climate change in the lower Himalayas.
- She worked for the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, founded by Professor Sarah Wylie. She produced promotional videos, developed a virtual research event, wrote event programming, and more.
- Casey graduated in 2020. ..
- Sunita took Revolution, Civil War, and Insurrection, taught by Professor Risa Kitagawa. The course invited students to question the motives behind acts of violence against governments.
- She traveled on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Jordan and Egypt; while there she grew interested in Middle East politics and the Arabic language.
- Sunita worked at the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney, Australia, where she analyzed data on the corruption of police forces in Mexico.
- Sunita was a member of the International Relations Council and traveled abroad with the club to compete in Model Arab League, Model NATO, and Model UN conferences.
- Sunita conducted research with Berna Turam, developing a greater understanding of the Mediterranean migrant crisis. She also researched the feminist response to Covid-19 with Val Moghadam.
- She graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2022.
- Yasser was in the Foundation Year program at Northeastern. The program was a rigorous deep dive into core subject classes that helped Yasser bridge the gap between his high school and college experiences.
- He took Issues in Cities and Suburbs with Professor Erin Graves in Fall 2018. As someone deeply invested in urban life, he found the course was an enlightened look at the problems endemic to cities.
- Yasser joined the Boston Beer Company as a Program Operations and Event Assistant for his first co-op. He worked on inventory, public relations, brewery events, and workspace organization.
- He implemented community gardens all over Boston on deserted plots of land during his time as the Northeastern Campus Director for the campus’ United Nations Millennium Fellowship.
- Yasser maintained a farm in Dorchester for The Food Project. He harvested crops, distributed produce through donations and food markets, and worked on overall logistics.
- In 2020, Yasser won the Community Service Leadership award, given to students who show exemplary community engagement. He was recognized for his work at The Food Project, Northeastern Crossing, and more.
- He graduated 2022 with his Bachelor’s in International Affairs and Religious Studies and his Master’s in Security and Resilience Studies, through Northeastern’s PlusOne program...