Saiful Salihudin

Saiful Salihudin is a Master of International Affairs candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), concentrating on Economic and Political Development. Saiful graduated from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics before serving as an Economist at the Central Bank of Malaysia from 2014-2016, focusing on economic surveillance, research, analysis and policy recommendations. From 2016-2019, he served the Central Bank as a Policy Analyst at the Financial Intelligence Unit, focusing on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) where he co-authored the first Risk Assessment on Non-Profit Organizations and Terrorism Financing, focusing on South East Asia and Australia + New Zealand, and the latest AML/CFT policy for the financial industry that came into effect on January 1, 2020. Apart from working alongside Professor Shapiro at ESOC, Saiful is also currently working at the Security Council Affairs Division at the United Nations, covering Security Council agendas such as non-proliferation and the situation in Afghanistan, the Middle East, as well as the Palestinian Question.