Distinguished Professor Dr. Ali Riaz has been named a Nonresident Senior Fellow by the Washington, D.C., based Atlantic Council. Riaz currently holds the Thomas E Eimermann Professorship of Political Science at Illinois State University. He will be affiliated with the South Asia Center of the Council.

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