Shaza Arif

Research Associate

Shaza Arif

Shaza Arif

Professional Experience

Shaza Arif serves as a Research Associate at the Centre for Aerospace & Security Studies (CASS) in Islamabad. She is also pursuing an MPhil in Public Management at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, after having graduated with distinction in BSc (Hons) Defence and Diplomatic Studies from the same university.

Ms Arif’s expertise spans National Security & Strategy, Defence Modernisation, Nuclear Security, and Artificial Intelligence. She has made her mark by participating in various international conferences and workshops, including those at Durban University of Technology in South Africa, Tsinghua University in China, and the Royal Scientific Society in Jordan. Furthermore, she has collaborated with the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) on the Nuclear Responsibilities Project and currently serves as a Board Member for BASIC’s Emerging Voices Network (EVN). Her insights are frequently featured in both domestic and international newspapers and journals, underlining her contributions to her fields of study.


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