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Research interests

Professor Ali Wardak’s main research interests focus on comparative crime and justice, criminological theory and the relationships between state and non-state justice systems.

From 2006 to 2008, Professor Wardak worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kabul, and co-authored the 2007 Afghanistan Human Development Report where a ‘hybrid model’ for post-Taliban justice system in Afghanistan is proposed. 

Professor Wardak has collaborated closely with Professor John Braithwaite on Peacebuilding Compared research project that focuses on a study of ‘what works in peace building’ and on the causes of conflicts in 48 countries. 

He is a Vice President of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology, and has been an invited speaker to major conferences/forums around the world.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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