Said Tayeb Jawad, former ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, has joined the Future of Diplomacy Project at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) as the inaugural Fisher Family Fellow. He will engage in a number of public speaking events on the future of Afghanistan during his month-long residence, sharing his knowledge and real world experience with students and faculty. In addition, he will participate in the project’s programming, which examines innovation in negotiation and diplomacy with Harvard students and faculty.

His work at the Kennedy School is made possible through The Richard and Nancy Fisher Family Fellows Program, created by Nancy and Richard W. Fisher ’71, longtime supporters of Harvard University’s international engagement and teaching.

Jawad served concurrently as Afghan ambassador to the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico from 2003 to 2010.