Najibullah Lafraie, a native of Afghanistan, obtained his BA in Law and Political Science from Kabul University and his MA and Ph. D. in Political Science from University of Hawaii, USA. He joined the liberation movement against the Soviet invasion of his home country in the 1980s and served as Minister of Information in the Interim Government of Afghanistan, 1989-92, and as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the Islamic State of Afghanistan, 1992-96.
Dr. Lafraie has travelled widely and has participated in numerous international conferences - including the United Nations Summit at Commemoration of its 50th Anniversary, two UN General Assembly sessions, and several meetings of the Non-Aligned Movement, Organization of Islamic Conferences and Economic Cooperation Organization.
Dr Lafraie’s research interests include international relations, Islam and politics, Islamic militancy and insurgency, Afghanistan politics, and refugee issues. His book on Revolutionary Ideology and Islamic Militancy: The Iranian Revolution and Interpretations of the Quran was published by I.B. Tauris in 2009.