Shamshad Pasarlay is Assistant Professor at Herat University School of Law and Political Sciences in Afghanistan. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Kabul University School of Islamic Law and an LL.M. and Ph.D. in comparative law from the University of Washington School of Law. He has worked in the Law Library of Congress and the United Nations Headquarters in New Yrok. Shamshad Pasarlay’s research interests involve comparative constitutional law and Afghanistan’s constitutional history. His scholarship on judicial politics, religion and constitution making and constitution-making/design in deeply divided societies has appeared in numerous journals, including the International Journal of Constitutional Law, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Australian Journal of Asian Law and Washington International Law Journal. He participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2018 and 2019.