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Azim Khan, PhD
Azim has been an academic director for SIT since 2008. He earned his PhD in health, gender, and human rights from Aligarh Muslim University. His thesis focused on sex-selective abortions and effectiveness of prenatal diagnostic techniques legislation in India. He earned an MA in human rights from the University of London, a Master of Laws from Aligarh Muslim University, and Bachelor of Laws with distinction in constitutional law from the University of Lucknow.
Azim received the Ford Foundation International Fellowship for Human Rights for academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community in 2003 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, UK, and a lifetime member of the Indian Public Health Association. He’s worked with universities in India and the US, teaching human rights, public health, and development. Azim has been a consultant and researcher for NGOs and international organizations, including the UN. He was a facilitator for SIT / World Learning and Ford Foundation’s Leadership for Social Justice Program in Washington, DC. In 2007, he was awarded a Scholar of Peace fellowship by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Azim has co-founded several education and development initiatives. He is a committed academic and social worker contributing in the field of education, public health, and youth leadership for the last 20 years.
- PhD, Aligarh Muslim University
- MA, University of London
- LLM, Aligarh Muslim University
- LLB, University of Lucknow