Joshua T. White, Ph.D. is an International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously he served as a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace. His research focuses on political stability, Islamic politics, and regional security in South Asia.
He has spent extensive time in Pakistan, including nearly a year living in Peshawar in 2005/6 as a fellow with the Institute for Global Engagement, a think tank at which he was previously the director of research. Since 2005, he has visited South Asia several times a year, and has held short-term visiting research fellowships at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), the International Islamic University in Islamabad (IIUI), and the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA) in Delhi. He has presented his findings in numerous academic and policy fora; has testified before the U.S. Congress; has been interviewed on Al Jazeera, BBC, Voice of America, and Geo News; has participated in several high-level U.S.-Pakistan Track II strategic dialogues; and has served on U.S.-sponsored election observer delegations to both Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Joshua graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College with a double major in History and Mathematics, and received his Ph.D. with distinction from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington.