Director-General, Institute of Policy Studies
Khalid Rahman is one of the pioneers of the Institute of Policy Studies (est. 1979) – an independent think tank based in Islamabad. He is also editor of the IPS’ peer-reviewed and internationally recognized journal: Policy Perspectives. Initially he served as Executive Director and later assumed the position of Director General of the Institute.
He has vast experience in research, conducting policy discussions, training and management. He has conducted over 1500 seminars and roundtables organized by the Institute and has more than 20 publications (written/edited) and several papers to his credit. The main focus of his research has been on the national and regional politics, Pak-China relations, madrassah (Religious Education Institutions) and gender studies.
He is member of the boards of a number of social, professional and development organizations and contributes frequently on current affairs. He is also invited by various research and training institutions as trainer and life coach.