Ahmad Wali Ahmad Yar is a Research Assistant in the Global Governance, Regulations, Innovation, and Digital Economy (GRID) unit at CEPS.
He works on the Horizon 2020 project TRIGGER (Trends in Global Governance and Europe’s Role), which aims to provide the EU institutions with the knowledge and tools to enhance their effectiveness and influence in global governance.
Previously, Ahmad Wali joined the Economic Policy unit of CEPS, where his research focus was on EU migration policies; the labour market integration of migrants; local-level integration policies; asylum procedures and the family reunification of refugees. He has collaborated on various CEPS projects, such as the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES).
Ahmad Wali holds a master’s degree in Political Science from Université libre de Bruxelles and a bachelor’s in International Relations from the al Farabi Kazakh National University, where he was also the Secretary General and a founding member of New Silk Way International Model United Nations. Ahmad Wali has also worked as an interpreter for the UNHCR and as a Public Relations Officer for Ariana Social Centre in Almaty, Kazakhstan and has a keen personal interest in the history and current affairs of Central Asia.