Afghan Biographies

Arian, Farhad

Name Arian, Farhad
Ethnic backgr. Tajik
Date of birth 1981
Function/Grade Ex Official Ministry of Foreign Affairs MoFA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Editor in chief, Liberal Forum Magazine, Kabul (Jul 2004 - Jul 2005)
Legal Education Consultant, Afghanistan Rule of Law Project (USAID) Kabul  (Dec 2004 - Mar 2006)
Legal Consultant, The National Radio and Television of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan  (Mar 2006 - Jan 2007)
Deputy Director and Treaty Reporting Process Coordinator, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, Afghanistan (Feb 2007 - Jul  2009)

3. Biodata:
farhad_arian2Farhad Arian (a.k.a. Ariyan) was born 28. March 1981 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has completed his undergraduate studies at Kabul University in the fields of Political Science and International Law. His Bachelor Degree thesis focused on a comparative study of the United States foreign policy between the years 1988 and 2006. Farhad Arian has broadly written on legal, political and social issues in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Middle East. He has particularly published several commentaries and articles aiming to analyse the post-9/11 socio-political situation of Afghanistan. Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was a Legal Consultant to the General-Directorate of the National Radio/Television of Afghanistan. Farhad Arian is currently undertaking a Master of Arts in International Relations at the Australian National University (ANU). He is a former Deputy Director of the Office of Human Rights and Women’s International Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

He speaks English, Persian, Dari, Pashto.

Last Modified 2011-07-22
Established 2011-01-17