Intern, Global Biological Policy and Programs
Hamza Tariq Chaudhry is the summer intern for NTI’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team (NTI bio). In this role, he provides research and convening support to the Bio team’s diverse portfolio, on the Global Health Security Index, Global Biosecurity Dialogue and Global Biological Catastrophic Risks.
Chaudhry is from Lahore, Pakistan and is an MPP Candidate at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is also the first Pakistani to be awarded the Gleitsman Fellowship at Harvard, an award for those engaged in social activism. Outside of organizing conferences, protests and research on social activism in London and in Pakistan, he has had an abiding interest in global biological catastrophic risks. He authored his undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations at the London School of Economics (LSE) on global governance responses to a global pandemic event, in particular focusing on the notion of ‘epidemic sovereignty’ – the notion that states have sovereign control over their epidemic responses. At LSE, he also organized the first ever ‘Future of Humanity Summit’, hosting experts on global risks from across the world. He has previously worked in Washington DC at the Wilson Center and Hudson Institute and continues to have an interest in South Asian politics and transnational student activism.