The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is pleased to announce Pakistani journalist Huma Yusuf as a Wilson Center Global Fellow.

Created in September, this non-residential fellowship program will strengthen the Wilson Center’s global network of opinion leaders by offering timely analysis and new public policy ideas to amplify the mission of the Center. The fellows will contribute to the ongoing work of the Center’s programs and be an integral part of the intellectual community of the Wilson Center.

Ms. Yusuf, the Wilson Center’s 2010-11 Pakistan Scholar, is a weekly columnist for Dawn, an influential Pakistani newspaper. She also writes regularly for the International New York Times. Earlier in her career, she was features editor for and for the Pakistani monthly  news analysis magazine Herald. Her writing earned her the UNESCO/Pakistan Press Foundation “Gender in Journalism 2005” award and the European Commission’s 2006 Natali Lorenzo Prize for Human Rights Journalism. She was recently named one of Foreign Policy’s top 100 women on Twitter.  

“We are delighted to have Huma join us a Global Fellow,” stated Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway.  “Her work and reputation will further bolster our activities on Pakistan and broader South Asia.”

Established by an act of Congress in 1968 as a living memorial honoring President Woodrow Wilson, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars offers a nonpartisan space for the worlds of policymaking and scholarship to interact. The Center is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and is supported by both public and private funds.