Asif B. Farooq (范儒)

“Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.” -Teddy Roosevelt.

Ph.D. (Toronto), M.A. (Waterloo), B.A. (Toronto)

I completed my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Toronto. My research examined sub-national welfare variation in the People’s Republic of China. I was a visiting scholar at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou during my 11-months of fieldwork. The research was funded by the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and other fellowships. 

My coauthored (with Andrew F. Cooper, Bessma Momani and Shannon Majowicz) journal articles appeared in Global Policy, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Global Health Governance, India Quarterly, Digest of Middle East Studies, Contexto Internacional (in Portuguese), and International Organization Research Journal (in English and Russian). 

My op-ed articles appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Diplomat, The Express Tribune, The Daily Star and

I was also the founding Managing Editor of China Open Research Network at the University of Toronto. Earlier, I co-founded a charity group in Toronto called RiFF. 

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