Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
"An Afghan Civil Society Movement -- Sacrificers for Peace"
January 31, 2007
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
5.00 - 7.00 PM, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW
The Rome Auditorium
Hamed Wardak is the Founder and current temporary President of Sacrificers for Peace, or Fedayeen-e-Sol, a broad-based and multiethnic civil society movement aiming for national and governmental reform in Afghanistan through non-violent means. He is also the founding vice-chairman of the Afghan-American Chamber of Commerce and founder of the Committee for US-Afghanistan Partnership.
On the corporate side, Mr. Wardak is President and Chairman of NCL, an Afghan-American firm involved in life support services in Afghanistan.
From 2004-2005, Mr. Wardak was Managing Director of International Operations
with Technologists, Inc., a US Government contractor that became active in Afghanistan under his leadership. In 2002-2003, he was the private envoy of the then Finance
Minister of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, to the United States. Prior to September
11, 2001, Mr. Wardak worked for Merrill Lynch in New York and Palo Alto. A 1997 graduate of Georgetown University, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, where he read for the M.Phil in Politics at Magdalen College. Mr. Wardak was born in Kabul and grew up in Pakistan and the United States. He currently resides in Kabul.
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