Umida Hashimova works as an analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a federally funded research and development organization in Arlington, Virginia, on U.S. national security issues. She has many years of experience in research and project management on the Eurasia region.
Umida is a scholar on Central Asia’s current affairs and a frequent contributor to the The Diplomat and Jamestown Foundation’s Eurasia Daily.
In her native Uzbekistan, Umida worked for United Nations agencies on economic, illicit drugs, and crime issues.
Umida holds Master in Public Policy concentrating on International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University and Master of Arts in Human Rights Law from the University of Essex. Umida’s thesis was on labor migration from Uzbekistan, and she conducted field research on the topic in Russia and Uzbekistan.
The Russian and Uzbek languages are Umida’s native languages.