Atal Ahmadzai is a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Government, St. Lawrence University in New York. Dr. Ahmadzai holds a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University in New Jersey. His research focuses on the thematic intersection of environment-conflict-development. His publications are in the areas of human development, global governance, and terrorism. His regional expertise is in South, Central, and Western Asia. He has multilingual professional fluency in English, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu, Arabic, as well as some Nepali.