For three years, Zach Warren was director of the Survey and Research Department for The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan and director of the Foundation’s annual Survey of the Afghan People. He had primary responsibility for the design, planning and implementation of the Foundation’s Survey of the Afghan People. Zach Warren is currently advising The Asia Foundation in Afghanistan on future survey work, and staying actively involved with the Survey of the Afghan People.
A social psychologist, Warren brings experience designing dozens of international research projects through grants from Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World Religions, Massachusetts General Hospital, and The New Yorker magazine’s cartoon editor, Robert Mankoff. He began research in Afghanistan in 2005, and in 2007 received a one-year Harvard Sheldon Traveling Fellowship to study humor styles in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Prior to the Asia Foundation, he held positions at Aga Khan University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Karachi, Pakistan, and at International Relief and Development.
Education: Warren is a doctoral candidate in Psychology (Human Development and Public Policy track) at Georgetown University. He graduated from Earlham College with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Social Relations, and then earned a master’s degree in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, followed by a master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.