Ms. Malik has more than twenty years of experience in helping organizations achieve their objectives in project management, and inter-government and diplomatic interactions. She has a proven track record of working effectively in diverse environments, demonstrating political sensitivity, the ability to manage complex social, political and cultural issues, and achieve clear balanced analysis and outcomes.
At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Ms. Malik oversaw the prestigious group of international Councillors chaired by Dr. Henry Kissinger. She went on to work on a range of political and religious issues, including development, democratization, gender issues, and human rights at the Preventive Diplomacy Program, CSIS. She conducted field-training seminars in conflict resolution in Bosnia and Croatia. She is co-editor of Modernization, Democracy and Islam (CSIS, 2005), as well as Integrating Muslim Communities in Europe and the United States: A Transatlantic Dialogue (CSIS, 2003).
At Georgetown University, Ms. Malik oversaw a successful transition of the ACMCU Center from an academic institution to foreign policy-oriented think tank, managing a $20 million grant. Ms. Malik has also served as Vice President for Finance and Development at the Woman's National Democratic Club, participated in the selection process for the Humphrey Fellowship Program for South Asian candidates and was the recipient of the Award of distinction for outstanding service from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
Ms. Malik is the founder of Walkabout Development Solutions International, which was devoted to economic and social development and was responsible for raising awareness and funds for the 2010 flood victims in collaboration with the Pakistan Embassy in Washington DC.
Ms. Malik earned an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a B.A. in International Business from Marymount University. She is an avid scuba diver and enjoys sculling.