Parnian Nazary is a Program Officer at the Center on International Cooperation. She currently researches and advocates for equal rights in education in Afghanistan, especially in the context of a political settlement. Her involvement extends to helping with ARP's projects on Afghanistan's political dynamics and supporting of regional dialogue on issues of reconciliation and reintegration, in which ARP works with Afghan government, regional stakeholders, the UN, the US and its NATO allies.
Ms. Nazary also contributes in writing Afghanistan chapters for CIC's book publications: "Annual Review of Peace Operations" and "Review of Political Missions."
Prior to joining CIC, she worked and interned at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, the Institute of International Education – Iraqi Scholar Rescue Fund, the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs in Wellesley College, and the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, where she double majored in Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration on Language and Literature; and South Asian Studies with a concentration on History and Politics. Growing up in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ms. Nazary is fluent in Dari/Farsi and Urdu. She has working knowledge of Arabic, and is conversational in Pashtu and Hindi. While not occupied with work she enjoys drinking tea, reading poetry, and drawing figures.