is a futurist with a firm belief that resources are
abundant, as long as appropriate technology and innovative techniques
are adopted. His current thrust of work involves transformation
innovation and entrepreneurship giving solutions to the global grand
He is Senior Fellow with the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at University of California, Irvine, where his focus has been his area of expertise for the last several years — natural resources of South Asia, which has been the region of attention for the United States government since 9/11. As part of the Smart Power Initiative, started by the US President, Barack Obama, Kashif advised the White House and the US Department of State on general atmospherics with an emphasis on natural resources in South and Central Asia.
Kashif is a regular commentator on the media. His views and analyses are much sought after, especially in Washington, DC, where he is still consulted by the US Department of State, the World Bank, US Department of Commerce, and Brookings Institution, where he occasionally contributes his writings. Apart from his media appearances, Kashif is a frequent speaker at several forums. He brings a unique perspective with an extremely rich academic background, which includes stints at places like Singularity University at the NASA Ames Research Park in Silicon Valley, and the RAND Corporation in Washington, DC.
Watch Kashif Hasnie at CBC and Kashif Hasnie — Centre for Asia Pacific Policy, RAND Corp. Washington DC. Listen to Kashif Hasnie Interview P.O.T.U.S. SiriusXM. Read his Google+ profile and his LinkedIn profile. Follow his Twitter feed.