Humza Inam Jilani
Humza Inam Jilani is reading for an MPhil in International Relations, with a focus on the evolving use of post-9/11 counterterrorism and counterproliferation sanctions and their impacts on global energy security and local humanitarian aid distribution. Proficient in Urdu, Modern Standard Arabic, and Spanish, he is especially interested in the application of US financial power in South Asia, North Africa, and the Persian/Arabian Gulf. His studies are funded by a Marshall Scholarship.
Before coming to Oxford, Humza graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, with an A.B in Social Studies and a minor in Arabic and Islamic Studies. He has led an initiative to provide psychiatric evaluations for asylum-seekers in Matamoros, Mexico, has worked as a development analyst for a rural livestock start-up in Karachi, Pakistan, and has served as an intern economist at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London. A freelance journalist who has reported from Pakistan, Poland, Mexico, and the United States, his writings have appeared in The Economist, Reuters, Foreign Policy magazine and The Guardian.
Outside of the classroom, Humza has tried to learn boxing through the Oxford University Amateur Boxing Club and enjoys exploring the Oxford scenery.