Born and raised in Pakistan, Naveed Hada migrated to the US with his family in June 2010. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. At Emory, he was an Undergraduate Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law, Politics, and Economics. In this capacity, he studied the role of civil society movements in shaping discourses on human rights, democracy, and constitutionalism in the Indian subcontinent. His interest in international affairs resulted in work and research opportunities in Morocco, Jordan, Turkey, and Cyprus.
During his time at Emory, Naveed also had the opportunity to work in various research and advocacy roles at organizations such as Human Rights Watch, International Rescue Committee, and The Carter Center. Following his undergraduate education, Naveed pursued an MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge as an Aga Khan Foundation International Scholar. Prior to joining Georgetown Law, he worked as a Research Associate for the Carter Center’s Preventing Violent Extremism Project. In this role, he drafted and published several policy papers on ISIS’s recruitment propaganda and its wide-ranging appeal amongst youth. He also helped prepare and conduct capacity-building workshops for front-line peace practitioners in Morocco, Tunisia, Belgium, France, and the US.
Additionally, Naveed has worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for International and Comparative Law at Emory Law School, where he conducted primary research for Professor Abdullahi An-Naim on a book manuscript tentatively titled Decolonizing Human Rights. At Georgetown Law, he intends to focus on the intersection of human rights law and global security. He is fluent in Urdu and English, has advanced proficiency in Arabic, and speaks some French and Persian.