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For conference questions and/or comments, please contact Dr. Adib Farhadi

Adib Farhadi

Dr. Adib Farhadi is an Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the University of South Florida.   His research, which is at the intersection of religion, politics and conflict with a particular focus on the “Silk Road” Central and South Asia (CASA) Region, is the subject of his recent book Countering Violent Extremism by Winning Hearts and Minds.  

He is the editor of the Great Power Competition book series, published by Springer Press, and Director of the Great Power Competition Conference Series, a collaborative initiative between the University of South Florida (USF) and the National Defense University Near East South Asia (NESA) Center for Strategic Studies. This series includes two conferences a year for nine years, focusing on the Great Power Competition in the Central Region with an aim to provide a broader understanding of the challenges facing the United States in the 21st Century.

Formerly Dr. Farhadi served in senior positions for Afghanistan and extensively advised the United States government and various other international organizations.

He is a frequent presenter on the topic of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) and Conflict Resolution and Strategic Negotiations & Communication.

His Executive Education Courses allow industry leading organizations to establish an organizational vision in a continuously changing environment. Courses include Executive Leadership Courses; Women in Leadership; Global Enterprise Leadership; Strategic Thinking and Planning, Communications, Negotiation, and Engagement; Problem Solving through Critical Thinking; International Economic Development; Business Management; and the Great Power Competition.