Eunsook Chung Faculty Director of Executive Education Program
University of South Florida


Areas of Expertise
BRICS and Emerging Markets, Civil Wars and Intrastate Conflict, Economic Development, Fragile States, Peace and Security, Peacebuilding, Political Economy, Post-conflict reconstruction and development, Sustainable Development, The Private Sector and Private-Public Partnerships

Region of Focus
Central and South Asia

Adib Farhadi is an Assistant Professor of Peace & Conflict in the Department of Religious Studies and Faculty Director of Executive Education. He is a recognized global leader in fragile and post-conflict states with more than 20 years of experience in stabilization, reconstruction and economic development.

Dr. Farhadi teaches courses related to peace and conflict, economic development, governance and countering violent extremism. His research has focused on the economic impact and modeling of the ‘Silk Road’ projects essential to bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan and the entire region.

Drawing from his extensive experience in government, international organizations, and the private sector, Dr. Farhadi brings a unique policy-practitioner’s perspective to the study of economics, governance, peace & conflict in a global context. Dr. Farhadi also served as the head of Afghanistan’s Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board.

Dr. Farhadi earned a B.S. from East Carolina University, an M.A. from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Canberra. He has been a visiting scholar in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canberra, Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis.

He also directs the College of Arts & Sciences’ Executive Education, where he teaches courses on topics such as international political economy, peace-building, global leadership, strategic negotiations, sustainable development, capacity building, conflict resolution and cross-cultural communication.

Updated January, 2019