Dr Ashraf Ghani was born in 1949 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He studied political science and international affairs at the American University of Beirut, and earned his PhD in Anthropology at Columbia University in New York. As Afghanistan’s finance minister between July 2002 and December 2004, he set the path for Afghanistan’s attempted economic recovery after the collapse of the Taliban. In 2005 he founded the non-profit Institute for State Effectiveness. He is the author of Fixing Failed States (with Clare Lockhart, Oxford, 2008) and A Window to a Just Order (in Dari & Pashtu, 2009).

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