Hodei Sultan is a Program Officer for the Asia Center at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). She leads a training program at a private university in Kabul, Afghanistan that aims to institutionalize a peace studies degree program within the university. She has earned her B.A at George Mason University in Global Affairs with a concentration in Middle East and North Africa and an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Ms. Sultan serves on the adjunct faculty at NOVA-Annandale teaching a course on peace building and conflict resolution. Ms. Sultan is a native Dari speaker.