ISLAMABAD – Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is a Pakistani political scientist, diplomat, columnist, and military strategist who served as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom and prior to that, twice as the Pakistan Ambassador to the United States.
She was the resident fellow at the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She served as a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament from 2001 to 2005. In 1994, Lodhi was selected by Time magazineas one of a hundred people in the world who will help to shape the 21st century.
In 2009 she was an international scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
She is the editor of ‘The News International’. Lodhi taught Politics and Political Sociology at the London School of Economics from 1980 to 1985.
Dr. Lodhi became the Pakistani Ambassador to the United States under two different administrations: from 1993–1996 and then during 1999–2002 (in the process becoming Pakistan’s longest ever serving Ambassador to the US), before relinquishing her post on the completion of her second tour of duty.
Since 2001, she has also served on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs (2001–2005) and continued to do so while holding the post of Pakistan’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2003–2008).
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