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Ussama Ahmad Khan


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Phone: 206-616-6470
Curriculum vitae

Ussama Ahmad Khan

Ph.D. Student

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


BSc, Lahore University of Management Sciences (2013)
MPP, Harvard University (2016)

Research Interests

I am a third-year PhD student in the department of Organizational Behavior. My research program seeks to understand how some of the most pressing challenges we face in the world today (for example, climate change, poverty, and slavery) impact our work lives. In one stream of research, I explore the effect of climate change (e.g., global warming, increasing air pollution) on employees' personal and interpersonal outcomes. In another stream of research, I explore how employees navigate the challenges of trauma, adversity, and poverty and how an act of kindness can act as a catalyst to transform their lives. Specifically, my work explores the transformational role of receiving help, gratitude, and compassion in how these employees cope with these challenges to become compassionate and inspirational work and community leaders.