Dr. Maleeha Lodhi is the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations and a former High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom and Former Ambassador to the United States of America. She has also been a journalist and a member of the UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament. Dr. Lodhi has a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics. She served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US under two different presidents from 1994-1997 and then from 1999-2002. She is a recipient of the prestigious Hilal-i-lmtiaz award.