Asima Rabbani is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, researching the threat posed by violent non-state actors (VNSAs) to our collective security and challenges that UN’s existing conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms face in dealing with this relatively new phenomenon. She has so far presented her work in conferences in Australia, Great Britain and Italy. Her academic interests include global security, United Nations and the existing global order, VNSAs and terrorism. By profession she is a career diplomat and has served in Pakistan, Jordan, New Zealand and Australia. She holds Masters of International Relations and Masters of Diplomacy degrees from the Australian National University.
Ms Asima Rabbani