Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor, author and cartoonist in global risk & prediction at NYU‘s MA International Relations Program and risk expert in the 2020-2021 Global Future Council at the World Economic Forum; she also consults on risk via the world’s first crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat and other networks.

With fellowship support from the LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs, she published her first book Future World Order in 2019 which won two global awards (15% of profits to Syrian refugee youth in Jordan’s Za’atari camp via charity Peace & Sport); its sequel The COVID-19 Effect is out in Nov 2020 (50% of profits will go to the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund). 

Her 2016 political comic book, The Global Kid, won five awards (all profits to education charities) and is being developed into a VR/AR political comic book for tweens and a political comic book for adults. She is a Jordanian-born Pakistani who grew up in the Middle East (Jordan, Saudi Arabia), Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia), Europe (UK, Greece) and the US. And she is a social scientist trained at Brown (BA), Columbia (MA) and the LSE (MSc, PhD).