Rahim Akrami

International & Comparative Politics
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Rahim Akrami graduates with an M.A. in International and Comparative Politics as well as a Master of Public Administration degree. His M.A. thesis, titled “Revisiting Afghanistan’s Modern Political History: The Role of Ethnic Inclusion in Regime Stability,” provides an innovative contribution to political regime studies and institutional development. During his time at Wright State, Rahim has served as a graduate assistant in the School of Public and International Affairs, in both the Political Science and Public Administration programs. In 2019, Rahim was selected as a finalist for the International City Managers’ Local Government Management Fellowship.

A native of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Rahim first came to the U.S. as an exchange student after winning a one-year high school scholarship with the State Department’s Youth Exchange and Study program. After completing his junior year of high school in Humble, Texas, Rahim returned home to complete his secondary education. He then began working as a reporter and editor for a nationally recognized newspaper, Surgar, for two years. In 2014, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Berea College. As a winner of the Rotary International Four Way-Test Scholarship, Rahim has presented research at various conferences including the Kentucky Political Science Association in 2013 as well as the Wright State University Graduate Research Symposium in 2015 and 2016.


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