About Us

Porsesh Research and Studies Organization (PRSO) is an independent non-profit research organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Porsesh is established with a vision to produce and disseminate quality research, and promote the culture of research in Afghanistan. Porsesh works primarily on research topics with an applied approach. Porsesh is managed by a team of young Afghans committed to the development of Afghanistan adhering to democratic values.

Our Team

Advisory Board Management & Board Reasearch FellowsEditorsCore StaffInterns
Nazif Shahrani
Professor of Anthropology and Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Indiana University
Dr. M. Nazif Shahrani is a professor of anthropology and of Central Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. Born in Badakhshan, Afghanistan, he moved to the United States to pursue his higher education in anthropology....
Rabia Latif Khan
PhD, SOAS University of London
"Rabia recently completed a PhD in South Asian Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Her doctoral research explored Hazara ethnic consciousness and Hazara historiography."...
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Haroun Rahimi
Assistant Professor, American University of Afghanistan
Haroun Rahimi has obtained his B.A. in Law from Herat University, his LLM in Global Business Law from University of Washington School of Law, and his Ph.D. from University of Washington. Rahimi is Assistant Professor of Law.....
Ehsan Shayegan
Ehsan Shayegan is the founder of Porsesh Research and Studies Organization...
Abdul Wali Rasta
Deputy Director
Abdul Wali Rasta is the Deputy Director of Porsesh Research and Studies Organization...
Ahmad Shah Mobariz
Research Board Member
Ahmad Shah Mobariz is a member and researcher at Porsesh Research & Studies Organization (PRSO)...
Khadija Hussaini
Research Board Member
Khadija Hussaini is a research board member of PRSO and holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (2018), from the Asian University....
Mahdi Frough
Research Board Member
Mahdi Frough is a research board member and leads the Economics Development & Trade division at...
Syed Masood Sadat
Research Board Member
Masood Sadat is a research board member of the Research Board of the Porsesh Research & Studies Organization (PRSO)...
Jawed Nazari
Research Board Member
He has worked with Aga Khan Foundation to assess the impact of Stabilization Program for Northern Afghanistan (SPNA)...
Rayhaneh Hussaini
Research Fellow
Reyhaneh.G. Hussaini holds a master degree in applied community change and peace building...
Akbar Sarwari
Research Fellow
Akbar Sarwari holds BA & MA in Political Science and International Relations and a Master degree...
Kara Lozier
Kara Lozier is the founder and director of ROYA – Resources of Young Afghans, through which she has been counseling...
Samiullah Sami
Admin & Finance Manager
Samiullah Sami is Admin & Finance Manager at Porsesh Research & Studies Organization (PRSO)....
Ali Amani
Program Manager
Ali Amani is the Program Manager of Porsesh Research and Studies Organization (PRSO)....
Sahar Hashimi
Advocacy & Communication Officer
Sahar holds a bachelors degree in Law and Political Science from Dawat University, Kabul.....
Mohammad Amiri
Civic Engagement Officer
Mohammad Amiri works as project and civic engagement officer at PRSO. He has worked with couple of USAID projects....
Ajmal Sharar Sediqi
Research Database Development Manager
Ajmal is graduated from Economics faculty of Kabul University, department of ‘Statistics and Computer’. He earned his second degree of computer science.....
Haidar Yasa
Photographer & Graphic Designer
Yasa graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts, Kabul University. He is currently working as Documentary Photographer & Graphic Designer at Porsesh...
Freshta Shekib
Story Gatherer
Freshta Shekib works as a story gatherer with PRSO. She holds a Bachelor degree in Sociology.....
Ali Dad Mohammadi
Ali Dad Mohammadi works as a Researcher at Porsesh Research & Studies Organization (PRSO). He completed his Master's Degree in Sociology at South Asian University (SAU)...
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