Dr M. Chris Mason Advisory Council Member
The Baloch movement for human dignity and inalienable right autonomy has been galvanized by the American Friends of Balochistan in Washington D.C. The A.F.B. unites Baloch and Americans from different backgrounds to protect democracy and secularism in Balochistan. The stated goal of the organization is to end human rights abuses in Balochistan by both the state and non-state actors.
The American Friends of Baluchistan goals and programs are:
1. Promote Baloch visitors to the United States to speak before public organizations with the intent of building support among existing non profit organizations that would take Baloch under their wings.
2- Monitor and highlight the human rights conditions in Balochistan. Interface with existing human rights organizations who rarely consider Baluchistan so as the help break the silence that facilitates impunity for those who kill and torture.
Mission Statement: The American friends of Balochistan is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives of Baloch and members of other national and religious minorities in Pakistan by creating awareness in US civil society and Congress about human rights situation in Balochistan and elsewhere in Pakistan.
Dr. M. Chris Mason joined the faculty at the Strategic Studies Institute as a Professor of National Security Affairs in June 2014. He has worked in and on Afghanistan for the past 15 years. He retired from the Foreign Service in 2005 and worked as the South Asia desk officer for the Marine Corps’ Center for Advanced Operational Culture and Language for several years,
Professor Thomas H. Johnson is a faculty member of the National Security Affairs Department at the Naval Postgraduate School as well the Director of the Program for Culture & Conflict Studies. Professor Johnson teaches courses on Afghanistan, Central Asian crises, politics, terrorism, and security.
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