Yasmin Ahmed
broadcast journalist, BBC; Blavatnik scholar in public policy, University of Oxford

Having worked as a columnist at the Independent, Huffington Post and the Guardian, Yasmin is currently working as a broadcast journalist at the BBC. Yasmin is now on a career break studying public policy under the generous support of the Blavatnik scholarship – to gain an understanding of policy dynamics and to confront the implications for development policy of the prevalence of weak, fragile, and failing states in some of the world’s poorest countries, building on her experiences in International development at the UNDP, policy analysis at the Federal Government of Somalia and voluntary work at the British Red Cross and Amnesty International.  Yasmin holds a first class degree from University of Hull in LLB Law, with a year of studies at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She led a pilot research project on human rights at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights in Utrecht.

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