Haroon K. Ullah is a international scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East.  Haroon currently serves on Secretary Kerry’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department, where he focuses on public diplomacy and countering violent extremism.  He grew up in a farming community in Washington State and was trained at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he served as a senior Belfer fellow and completed his MPA.  He has a PhD from the University of Michigan and was a William J. Fulbright Fellow, a Harvard University Presidential Scholar, a National Security Education Program Fellow and a Woodrow Wilson Public Service Fellow.  Haroon is author of Vying for Allah’s Vote (Georgetown University Press, 2013) and Bargain from The Bazaar (Public Affairs Books, 2014).

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  1. Hi Haroon,

    I saw a thread on LinkedIn where a friend of yours, Shahzad ul Haq, was asking people if they would be interested in reviewing your book, Vying for Allah’s Vote. Based on my own experience as a writer I recently started a free review service that might be able to help you obtain reviews and exposure to a large audience. If this is of interest to please check out the link below. Best wishes with your writing career.



  2. impressed by your presentation at Whitman College. Enjoying Bargain From the Bazaar. The message of shared humanity is powerful stuff that is consistent with my experiences in Kurdish villages and Afghanistan’s Rabia Balkhe Hospital. Best of luck Larry

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