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Kayum Abdul Ahmed

Doctoral Fellow, International and Comparative Education, Columbia University

Kayum Abdul Ahmed
Kayum Abdul Ahmed

Before taking up a Doctoral Fellowship at Columbia University in New York, Kayum Abdul Ahmed served as Chief Executive Officer of the South African Human Rights Commission from 2010-2015. His qualifications include a Masters of Laws (LLM) degree in international law and a Masters of Arts (MA) degree in anthropology. Prior to relocating to New York, and in anticipation of his mid-life crisis, Kayum and his amazing wife travelled across the African continent from Cairo to Cape Town. He is a Fellow of the seventh class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Thanks to our valued partners and to all the Fellows who continue to contribute in many ways.

  • Aspen Global Leadership Network
  • Yellowwoods
  • Barloworld
  • Tshikululu