Ramin Shirzay is an Afghan citizen and MA student in post-war recovery studies at the University of York, UK. He holds a BA degree in Political Science and has written a number of articles in Farsi-Dari and English. Shirzay’s Masters thesis focuses on Security Sector Reform in Afghanistan, and he is particularly interested in international policy towards Afghanistan's security sector and governance.
Besides his active participation in several civil-society organizations in Afghanistan, he worked with a number USAID and ECHO-funded programs, aiming to promote good governance and institution-building at Afghan government institutions. He also co-founded a non-governmental organisztion, intended to support civil-society activists in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.