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Mutahir Ahmed

MUTAHIR AHMED (PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN)
Department of International Relations
University of Karachi

Email: mutahir62@yahoo.com
(Office)(92-21) 99261300-7 Ext. 2549

 

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Post-Doctorate, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,2006
Ph.D. University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2001.


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TEACHING / RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
 
    1. Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi since October 2005.
    2. Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations,
      University of Karachi, from 4August 1999 to September 2005.
    3. Lecturer, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, from 19 August 1995 to 3 August 1999.
    4. Research Officer, The Pakistan Institute of International
      Affairs, and Karachi, from 2 October 1988 to 18 August
      1995.

     

RESEARCH POSITIONS

Coordinator, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (PSCR),
Department of International Relations, University of Karachi.

Acting Editor, Pakistan Horizon, (Quarterly Research Journal of the
Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi), 1991 to1992.

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Conflict Resolution and Confidence Building Measures particularly focuses on ethnicity, religious revivalism and state society relationship in South, Central and Middle Eastern regions.

 

RESEARCH PROJECT

  • Ethnic harmony and economic development in Malaysia: Lessons for Pakistan, under Asia Fellowship Award, at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006.
  • Regional Interests in Afghanistan, Research Project, Research Cell, Faculty of Arts, University of Karachi, Karachi, 2007.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. "Challenges for Religious Fundamentalism to China: Policies and Responses", Editor Emile Kok-Kheng Yeoh and Evelyn Devadason, (University of Malaya, Institute of China Studies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007, pp. 186-196.
  2. “ Ethnic harmony and economic development in Malaysia: Lessons for Pakistan”, Working Paper Series, at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006-07, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006-07, pp.1-38.
  3. The Afghanistan Crisis: Issues and Perspectives. Editor K. Warikoo, (New Delhi: Bhavana Books and Prints, 2003), pp. 392-405.
  4. The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities. Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidal Foundation, 2003), pp. 88-103.
  5. Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia. Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2003), pp. 173-184.
  6. The challenge of Confidence Building in South Asia. Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2001), pp.284-304.
  7. The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions in South Asia Editor, Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2000), pp. 92-106.
  8. Contemporary Central Asia, Editor, Moonis Ahmar, (Islamabad: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidal Foundation, 1995), pp. 232-243.
  9. Post Cold War European Order and South Asia, Editor, Naveed Ahmed, (Karachi: Area Study Center for Europe, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidal Foundation, 1996), pp. 176-193.

 

RESEARCH ARTICLES

  1. “Pakistan-Afghan Relations: 1994-2000”, The Afghanistan Crisis: Issues and Perspectives. Editor K. Warikoo, (New Delhi: Bhavana Books and Prints, 2003), pp. 392-405.
  2. “Linkage between Terrorism and Religious Extremism: Challenges for the Muslim World”, The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities. Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi and Hanns Seidal Foundation, 2003), pp. 88-103.
  3. “Linkage between Terrorism and the CBMs Process in South Asia”, Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia. Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2003), pp. 173-184.
  4. “Missile Defence In South Asia Pakistani Perspective” The Impact of US Ballistic Missile Defenses on Southern Asia Editors Michael Krepon and Chris Gagne (The Henry L. Stimson Centre Washington D.C., 2002,) pp.21-28.
  5. “Fundamentalism in Afghanistan and its impact on Central Asia”, in The Annual Journal of the Center for Regional and Trans border Studies (The former Center for Eurasian Studies} Ministry of Education Russian Federation, Volgogard State University, Vol., 2001.pp.24-35.
  6. “ The Role of Violence in South Asian and the Middle Eastern Regions as an Impediment to the CBMs Process” The Challenge of Confidence Building In South Asia Editor Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations University of Karachi, 2001), pp.284-304.
  7. “The Role of Nuclear Nationalism and Religious Extremism”, The CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions in South Asia Editor, Moonis Ahmar, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 2000), pp. 92-106.
  8. “The status of nuclear and missile Technology and India and Pakistan and its impact on South Asian region”, National Development and Security (Rawalpindi) Vol. V111, No: 4, (1999), pp.123-32.
  9. “Afghanistan and Tajikistan: Destabilizing factors for South and Central Asia”, Perceptions, (Ankara), Vol.3, No.1, March-May 1998,pp.134-50.
    10. “Afghanistan and the Rise of Regional Power Rivalries”, Pakistan Perspective, (Karachi), Vol. 3, June 1998, pp. 101-111.
  10. “Confidence Building Measures between Pakistan and India: An Argument for change”, Contemporary South Asia, (Bradford), Vol. 3, No. 1, August (1997) pp. 47-60.
  11. “China and Regional Muslim State: Challenges and opportunities in 21st Century”, National Development and Security, (Rawalpindi) Vol. VI, August 1997, No. 1, pp. 47-60.
  12. “European Union and ASEAN: First step towards Confidence Building Measures, Lessons for South Asia, Journal of European Studies, (Karachi), Vol. 2, No. 3, (1997) pp. 43-54.
  13. "Prospects of Islamic Fundamentalism in the Post Cold War Era", National Development and Security, Vol. IV, No: 4 (1996), pp.75-87.
  14. "The European Union's Response to the Kashmir Issue", Journal of European Studies, Vol. 11 and 12, No: 2 and 1 (1996), pp. 55-61.
  15. "Turmoil in Tajikistan: The Role of Internal and External Powers", Eurasian Studies, (Ankara), Vol. 3, Fall (1995), pp. 69-80.
  16. "Euro-Central Asian Relations", Eurasian Studies, Vol. 1, Spring (1995), pp.52-58.
  17. "The Role of Confidence-Building Measures: Indo- Pakistan Conflicts", Pakistan Horizon, (Karachi), Vol. 1, January (1995), pp.71-80.
  18. "Tajikistan: Internal Strife and External Response", Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 3, October (1994), pp. 80-92.
  19. "Radical Islam and Central Asia", Eurasian Studies, Vol. 3, Fall (1994), pp. 54-60.
  20. "Prospects of Fundamentalism in Central Asia", Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 3, July (1992), pp.71-82.
  21. "Sino-Soviet Rapprochement: Its impact on South Asia", Pakistan Horizon, Vol. 1, January (1990), pp. 70- 81.
  22. "Sino-Soviet Summit", Journal of European Studies, No.1, (January 1990), pp. 110-120.
  23. "Geneva Accords: An Historical Perspective", Journal of European Studies, No.2 and 1, (July 1988 and January 1989), pp.109-118.

 

SEMINARS ATTENDED / LECTURES DELIVERED

INTERNATIONAL

  • Participated in a round table discussion at the Atlantic Council of the US, the program on Atlantic–Pacific interrelationships, Washington on “Comparing European and Asian views of Missile Defense”, 30 May 2001.
  • Participated in a discussion at Rayburn House Office Building, Washington in coordination with the Stanley Foundation on “ The challenge of Regional Nuclear Arsenals”, 12 June 2001.
  • Participated in a round table discussion at Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington on “Nuclear Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament in Northeast Asia”, 14 June 2001.
  • Participated in a seminar at Monetary Institute, Washington on “Nuclear Safeguard at Risk”, 26 June 2001.
  • Participated in a visiting fellows roundtable at the Brookings Institution, Washington on “The case for limited National Missile Defense and a discussion on Northeast Asia policy”, 27 June 2001.
  • Participated in a round table discussion at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, “ Contemporary South Asia”, 30 June 2001.
  • Participated in around table discussion at the Brookings Institution on, Washington, “India-Pakistan Summit”, 11 July 2001.
  • Participated in a talk at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Washington on “Afghanistan: Fundamentalist Extremist”, 17 July 2001.
  • Participated in a discussion at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington on “Bangladesh: Elections and Afterwards”, 24 July 2001.
  • Participated in a discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Centre for Scholars, Washington on “ Spatial Effects of Civil Wars and Around the World”, 5 August 2001.
  • Giving a talk at the Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington, “ National Missile Defense Program: a Pakistani perception”, 5 August 2001.
  • Participated in the First Conference of the summer workshop Alumni on “ South Asia facing the New Millennium” of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) in Sri Lanka on September 21-23, 1999.
  • Participated in a Workshop organized by the Joan B. Kroc International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame and the Fourth Freedom Forum in Katmandu, Nepal, December 11-13, 1998.
  • Participated in a summer workshop organized by the Regional Centre Strategic Studies Colombo, Sri Lanka on “ Defense, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia”, 12-21 September 1997.
  • Delivered a lecture at a seminar “ Managing Regional Conflicts in South Asia”, at the Department of South Asia, Wisconsin University, Madison, Wisconsin, US, 15 December 1993.
  • Delivered a talk at workshop on “ Prospects of Islamic Fundamentalism in Central Asia”, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Boston, US, 19 December 1993.
  • Participated in a workshop organized by Atlanta University of Technology, Atlanta, on “Conflict Resolution in South Asia”, 21 December 1993.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Indo-Pak Conflict: Future perspective”, organized by the Department of South Asia, Colombia University, New York, 26 December 1993.

IN PAKISTAN

  • Delivered a talk on “Terrorism in Pakistan”, organized by the RCSS, Colombo, Karachi, 05 January 2004.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ The linkage between International terrorism and religious extremism: a challenge for the Muslim world”, at an international conference organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Karachi, 22 February 2002.
  • Presented a paper entitled “The role of Violence in South Asian and the Middle Eastern regions as a Impediment to the CBMs Process”, At the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, 17 December, 2001.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ The role of Nuclear Nationalism and Religious extremism”, at an International conference organized by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Germany, Karachi, 18 June 2000.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ China and regional Muslim States : Challenges opportunities in 21st century” organized by FRIENDS with the collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Karachi, 30- 31 October, 1995.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ UN and Afghanistan in a international seminar organized by the Institute of International Affairs at the 50th anniversary of the UN IN Karachi, 14-15 October, 1995.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Confidence Building Measures: South Asian Perspective”, in an international seminar organized by the Institute of International Affairs, on 3 April 1995.
  • Presented a paper entitled “ Europe and Central Asia” in an international seminar organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi , 30-31 October, 1994.

 

ORGANIZATION OF SEMINARS

    • Organized an International seminar on “ Conflict resolution and Conflict management in South Asia”, with the collaboration of the Pakistan Institute of International Affairs, Karachi, 3 April, 1995.
    • Organized a seminar on “Afghanistan in regional perspective”, in the Department of International Relations University of Karachi, 26 October 1998.

 

HONORS

  • Awarded Asia Fellowship Award by Ford Foundation, Research is conducted on “Ethnic Harmony and economic development in Malaysia: Lesson for Pakistan”, 2004-5.
  • Awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, May-August, 2001.
  • Awarded a Scholarship to participate in a summer workshop on “Defense and Cooperative Security in South Asia”, organized by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 12-21, 1997.
  • The vice-chancellor, University of Karachi awarded certificate of Appreciation in recognition of my research papers published during July 1994 - June 1995.
  • Awarded Visiting Scholarship for International Visitors Program by the United States Information Services (USIS) from 5 November 1993 to 15 December 1993.

 

 

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