Paula Kantor


Age: 46

Summary: senior researcher and former director of the leading Kabul-based non-profit research organization Afghan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU) from 2005 to 2010 who had recently been appointed as a senior scientist working on international development and gender issues at the Islamabad-based International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in February 2015 to lead an ambitious new project aimed at helping to improve the livelihoods of women, men and youth in wheat-based systems of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Ethiopia.

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a terrorist attack

Born: May 7, 1969

Died: May 13, 2015

Kabul, Afghanistan