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Walid Ahmed Khan Malik


Walid Malik is a democracy and human rights educator, as well as an HIA Senior Fellow. Born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Walid studied Political Science and Law (B.A.), and International Studies, Peace, and Conflict Research (M.A.) at Goethe University Frankfurt, Technical University Darmstadt, and the University of Toronto.

He currently works full-time as a Researcher and Policy Adviser at the German Institute for Human Rights, focusing on monitoring children’s and youth rights. In 2023, he was elected to the national board of the German Society for Democracy Education (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demokratiepädagogik – DeGeDe e.V.).

He is an alumnus of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, where he initiated the human rights working group and the anti-discriminatory council for scholarship holders. Furthermore, he is an alumnus of Deutschlandstiftung Integration and the Network Inclusion Leaders (NILE).

His educational work is specifically dedicated to combating antisemitism, anti-Muslim racism, and other forms of discrimination. Following the racist terror attack in Hanau in 2020, Walid was appointed adviser to the task force on group-focused enmity and anti-Muslim racism in the state of Hesse.

In his spare time, Walid volunteers as a disaster response paramedic at an international humanitarian organization.

Updated June 2024