Center for a New American Security
Hadeia Amiry is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an expert in diplomacy, foreign policy, national security, and economic development, with a strong focus on human rights and women’s empowerment. She previously served as the director of congressional affairs and political counselor at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, and as the special adviser to the national security advisor to the president of Afghanistan, where she played a key role in shaping national security policies and international relations. Ms. Amiry, as a career diplomat, also held significant positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, contributing to the analysis of U.S. policies and relations with South and Central Asia. A committed advocate for human rights, particularly women’s rights, she has testified before the U.S. Congress on the situation of Afghan women and girls under the Taliban regime. Ms. Amiry holds an M.A. in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University and another M.A. in international relations, diplomacy, and administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Amiry received certificates from Harvard University on counterterrorism, from the Near East South Asia Center (NESA) on regional diplomacy, from École Nationale d’Administration-Paris on terrorism as a threat to global security, and from Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations on international relations and diplomatic skills building.