Cheryl Benard (b. 1953 in New Orleans) is a senior analyst with the RAND Corporation in Washington, D.C., where she is the Co-Director of the Alternative Strategy Institute (ASI), engaged in work related to developing constructive voices in the media, women in greater conflict resolution and reconciliation roles, and positive youth development.
She is a novelist and feminist author on topics including current events, women in nation-building, youth radicalization in the European Diaspora, and secularization pertaining to Islam. She is the author of several best-selling nonfiction books in German, primarily on women's issues, and has published two novels in the United States, including Moghul Buffet, a murder mystery set in Pakistan, and Turning On The Girls.Benard received her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna and a B.A. from the American University of Beirut. She is married to Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She and Khalilzad live in Potomac, Maryland, and have two sons, Alexander and Maximilian.
This biography was last updated on 01/19/2010.
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