Aisha Ahmad among Royal Society of Canada’s Class of 2022

September 8, 2022

Congratulations to Professor Aisha Ahmad who is among 54 new Members of the RSC (Royal Society of Canada) College. The College consists of mid-career leaders who provide the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields.

Professor Ahmad is an internationally recognized and award-winning expert in International Security. Her research investigates the links between jihadist insurgents and criminal networks in war zones around the world. She is the author of the decorated book Jihad & Co.: Black Markets and Islamist Power (2017), and has conducted fieldwork in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Mali, Iraq, and Lebanon. She has advised militaries, governments, and international organizations on critical global security concerns.

Also elected were this years 102 new Fellows, elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. The RSC will welcome the Class of 2022 new Fellows and Members of the College and present awards for outstanding research and scholarly achievement on Friday, November 25. The ceremonies will be held in person in Calgary, Alberta.