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Salman Tahir


S. Tahir
+31 70 800 9007


My most recent research focused on studying the impact of political systems on welfare provision in less developed countries of South Asia. I wanted to explore the impact of democracy on welfare redistribution levels in Asian countries and, at the same time, analyze the dynamics of welfare systems under non-democratic rules. Also, I did research on Russian foreign policy towards Ukraine in the 2014 Crimean Crisis.

Curriculum vitae

I obtained my MA in International Relations and European Studies from Central European University, following which I completed my MSc in Public Administration from Leiden University. Over the past few years, I have worked for various non-profit organizations that focus on social development, public policy and human rights. These include UNDP, British Council and Global Human Rights Defence. I have also worked as a teaching assistant at Lahore University of Management Sciences for courses on the Political Economies of Development as well as more area-specific courses related to the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.

Grants and awards

Praesidium Libertatis Scholar at Leiden University (2015-16)


  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
  • Faculteitsbureau
  • International Studies

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room number 5.01


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