Dr Sarah Ashraf

Dr Sarah Ashraf

Guest Teacher and PhD Alumna

Department of International History

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On Zoom: Tuesday, 4pm to 5pm
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Key Expertise

About me

Dr Sarah Ashraf has over 10 years experience in managing and analysing sensitive material with regards to civil-military relations, insurgency, counter-insurgency, extremism, transnational jihadism and the ideological underpinnings of various forms of radicalism. She is affiliated with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) as Policy & Research Consultant. Her portfolio of research, public events and publications includes open and closed projects with governments, research and not-for-profit sectors. Sarah has a PhD in International History ('Of Military and Militancy in Pakistan: Rise of the Praetorian Military System and its relationship with Islamist Militancy), an MSc in Theory and History of International Relations with a focus on Political Islam, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA(Hons) in International Relations from Sussex University.


Expertise Details




Panels and talks

  • Expert Panel: ‘Jihad and Terrorism in Pakistan - The Case of Lashkar e Tayyiba’ – Chatham House, 27 September 2019
  • Panel: ‘Friends, Enemies or Just Neighbours: The Pakistan, Afghanistan and India Triangle’ – June 2019, LSE
  • Expert Panel: ‘Understanding Lashkar-e-Tayyiba’ – April 2019, School of African and Oriental Studies, London
  • Expert Roundtable: ‘Conceptualising South Asia: A Roundtable Discussion’ – March 2019, LSE

  • Public Talk: ‘China Belt and Road Initiative: the Impact on Europe’– February 2019, Kings College London

Awards and other qualifications

  • LSE Excellence in Teaching Award
  • PGCert HE Qualification