Javid Ahmad (16) is an Afghan analyst and most recently worked as a program coordinator for Asia at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) where he focused on South Asia, particularly Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the Internet freedom. He also instructs senior U.S. and NATO military and civilian officials about political and security dynamics in the region. Previously, he worked in the Political and Legislative Section of the Embassy of Afghanistan and the Public Affairs Office of Voice of America, both in Washington, DC. He has also worked on democracy promotion for organizations in Kabul. Javid’s writing has appeared among others in The New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, The National Interest, CNN.com, and Foreign Policy. He has a B.A. in International Relations from Beloit College and studied EU affairs at Vesalius College in Brussels. At Yale, Javid plans to study the intersect between law and politics.