Imtashal Tariq is the Global Peacemaking Assistant at Intersections International. She brings over four years of substantial research and international security experience. Previously she interned for the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations where she monitored and reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and conflict within the Central African Republic in the Security Council. As a selected McNair Scholar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Tariq was funded by the U.S Department of Education to conduct a two-year independent research study examining violence towards women in South Asian communities in NYC.
In addition to her interest in international security and passion for eliminating violence towards women, Tariq is also committed to the human rights of prisoners. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Vera Institute of Justice Fellowship and worked with homeless and recently released individuals in finding and keeping meaningful employment. Tariq received her Masters degree in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a Bachelors degree in International Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.