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NAEEM AHMED (ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR)

Department of International Relations
University of karachi.
Naeem Ahmed (Office)(92-21) 99261300-7 Ext. 2274 & (92-21) 4972526

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. from the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in 2007. The topic of the dissertation is: State, Society and Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan after September 11.
  • Masters in International Affairs from the Department of Politics, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA in 2005.
  • MA International Relations with First class Third position from the University of Karachi in 1997.
  • Certificate Course in Government and Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK in 2002.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  1. Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, since March 10, 2014.
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, since December 17, 2007 to March 9, 2014.
  3. Lecturer, at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, from June 14, 2006 to December 16, 2007.
  4. Cooperative Teacher (Full-Time) at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, from July 16, 2005 to June 13, 2006.
  5. Cooperative Teacher (Full-Time) at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, from January 1, 2000 to June 30, 2004.
  6. Cooperative Teacher (Part-Time) at the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, from January 22, 1999 to December 31, 1999.


 

CURRENT RESEARCH POSITIONS

  • Editor, Pakistan Journal of International Relations (PJIR).

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Abroad

  • Worked as a research scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, under the Fulbright Pre-doc fellowship from July 9, 2004 to June 8, 2005.

    In Pakistan

  • Worked as a Research Consultant in the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)/Department of International Relations research project, entitled, "Relevance of Peace Process in the post Nuclear Scenario in South Asia", from January 2001 to December 2002.
  • Worked as a Research Assistant in the Ford Foundation/I.R. Department Research Project, entitled, "Peace by Process: Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East Peace Process", from December 1997 to August 2000.

 


MEMBERSHIP

  • Elected member of the Committee of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies Alumni, Sindh Chapter.
  • Member of the Council of Social Sciences (COSS), Pakistan.

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECT

  • Completed a research project on The Impact of Small Arms on a Community: A case Study of Karachi, granted by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Sri Lanka and Small Arms Survey (SAS), Switzerland.

 

 

CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED

  • Organized the First SAARC Simulation Exercise on December 15-16, 2008, in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  • Organized a training workshop on Strategic Studies on May 6-8, 2009, in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  • Organized Second SAARC Simulation Exercise on February 25-27, 2010, in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.
  • Organized Third SAARC Simulation Exercise on February 28-March 03, 2011, in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Political Violence and the contemporary world (MS)
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (MS)
  • International Security (MS)
  • United States and North American Studies (M.A. Final)
  • Russian and Central Asian Studies (M.A. Final)
  • South Asia (M.A. Final)
  • Disarmament and Arms Control (M.A. Final)
  • Strategic Studies (M.A. Final)
  • Concepts and Principles of International Relations (B.A (Hons.) & M.A. Previous)
  • Diplomacy (B.A. Hons.)
  • Social Change and Development (B.A. Hons.)
  • Pakistan Movement (B.A. Hons.)
  • Global Issues (B.A. Hons.)

 

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Domestic and regional security of South Asia with special reference to religious extremism and terrorism; Nuclear issue; Kashmir issue.

 

 

FELLOWSHIP / SCHOLARSHIP

  • The FMSH post-doctorate Fellowship at the Centre for South Asian Studies, CEIAS), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, under the Fernand Braudel-IFER (incoming) program from January 01, 2013 to September 30, 2013.
  • Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA for the year 2003-2004.
  • Chevening Scholarship for the Hansard society research Scholars’ Program at the London School of Economics (LSE) from January-April 2002.
  • RCSS Scholarship of the Summer school Workshop on Defence, Technology and Cooperative Security in Sri Lanka from September 13-20, 1999.


HONOUR

  • One of two South Asians who were selected first time for the Hansard Society’s Research Scholar Program at the London School of Economics, London from January-April 2002.
  • Worked as a research scholar with Mr. Malcolm Savidge, MP (Labour) Aberdeen (North), from January-April 2002 at the Westminster.
  • Secured Distinction (71%) on my performance in the Hansard Society’s Research Scholar Program.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Naeem Ahmed, “Pakistan’s Counterterrorism strategy and its Implications for domestic, regional and international security”, FMSH-WP-2014-59, January 2014, pp. 1-23.
  2. Naeem Ahmed, "Peace-Building in South Asia: A Need for Third Party Mediation", Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Villanova, USA), Vol. XXXVII, No. 2 (Winter 2014), pp. 56-72.
  3. Naeem Ahmed, “Conceptualizing Terrorism: Problems of Defining and Building Consensus”, IPRI Journal (Islamabad), Vol. XII, No. 2 (Summer 2012), pp. 58-75.
  4. Naeem Ahmed, “Political Triumph of Islamists in Pakistan (2002-2008): Causes, Consequences and Future Prospects”, BIISS (Dhaka), Vol. 33, No. 2 (April 2012), pp. 156-176.
  5. Naeem Ahmed, “Re-defining US-Pakistan Relations”, The Dialogue (Peshawar), Vol. 7, No. 2 (July-September 2012), pp. 212-233.
  6. Naeem Ahmed, “The Prospects of Economic Cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities”, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Karachi), Volume 51, Part I (January-June 2012), pp. 79-92.
  7. Naeem Ahmed, "Extremist Right-Wing Terrorist Groups" in Beacham's Encyclopedia of Terrorism: Hostility, Conflict and Political Aggression in the 21st Century, 2011 (Available at: http://www.trackingterrorism.org/article/right-wing-conservative-terrorist-groups).
  8. Naeem Ahmed, “The Need of Conflict Resolution in South Asia: A case Study of Kashmir Dispute between India and Pakistan”, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (Karachi), Vol. 50, No. 2 (July-December 2011), pp. 13-26.
  9. Naeem Ahmed, "Rise of Terrorism in Pakistan: Reasons, Implications and Countering Strategies", Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Villanova, USA), Vol. XXXIII, No.4 (Summer 2010), pp.16-37.
  10. Naeem Ahmed, "Concept of Terrorism: Problems in Defining and Building Consensus" Pakistan Perspectives (Karachi), Vol.14, No.1 (January-June 2009), pp.75-94.
  11. Naeem Ahmed, Linkage between NMD and Global Terrorism in The Global Security Issues (Moscow, Russia), No. 7, September-October 2002, pp. 7-8.
  12. Naeem Ahmed, The Changing Policy of India on Kashmir, Pakistan Horizon, (Karachi), Vol. 53, No. 4 (October 2000), pp. 23-38.


 

Chapters in Books

  1. Naeem Ahmed, "Pakistan-US Relations after September 11: Threats and
    Responses"
    in Saleem Kidwai, US Policy towards the Muslim World: Focus on
    Post 9/11 Period (Lanham: University Press of America, Inc., 2010), pp.209-235.
  2. Naeem Ahmed, The Vision of South Asia in the year 2047: Perceptions on Human Development in “Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia”, Moonis Ahmar (ed.), (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2003), pp. 299-313.
  3. Naeem Ahmed, India-Pakistan Relations after September 11 in “The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities”, Moonis Ahmar (ed.), (Karachi: Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, 2003), pp. 174-196.
  4. The Impacts of Small Arms on a community: A Case Study of Karachi has been published by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka in June 2002.
  5. Naeem Ahmed, The Role of Civil Society in CBMs in South Asia, published in "The Challenge of Confidence Building in South Asia", Moonis Ahmar (ed.), (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 2001), pp. 266-283.
  6. Naeem Ahmed, Conflict Analysis: A Step towards Conflict Resolution", "The Challenge of Conflict Resolution and Security in 21st Century: Problems and Prospects", Moonis Ahmar & Farhan Hanif Siddiqi (eds.), (Karachi: Karachi University Press, 2001), pp. 13-23.
  7. Naeem Ahmed, Nuclear Explosions and Environmental Degradation: CTBT as a case study in "CTBT Controversy: Different Perceptions" Moonis Ahmar (ed.), (Karachi: Karachi University Press, 2000), pp. 128-137.

 

 

ARTICLES

  1. Two Nation Theory, Jihad and Terrorism: Pakistan at the Crossroads, published in The News International (Karachi), on August 14, 2009.
  2. 60 years of unresolved Kashmir Dispute: Hopes for the Future, published in The News International (Karachi), on August 14, 2007.
  3. Jinnah’s Vision: Mockery with Vision and Verve, published in The News International (Karachi), on December 25, 2006.
  4. Kashmir Issue: Search for Constructive Resources, published in The News International (Karachi), on August 14, 2006.
  5. Pakistan after Earthquake, published in The News International (Karachi), on March 23, 2006.
  6. Dealing with Terrorism, published in South Asia, (Karachi), January 2004, pp. 33-34.
  7. Question of Survival, published in South Asia (Karachi), August 2003, pp. 17-19.
  8. South Asian Vision in 2047: Perceptions on Human Development, published in The News International (Karachi), on March 3, 2002.
  9. The Afghan Sanctions’ Unintended Victims, published in South Asia, (Karachi), January 2001, pp. 23-24.
  10. Pak-US Relations: Past, Present and Future, published in South Asia (Karachi), February 2000, pp. 47-48.


 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Edited the proceedings of the Workshops Peace by Process: Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East Peace Process held on February 28, 1998 and September 2-3, 1998.
  • Prepared the Chronology on Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia from 1947-2001, published under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (PSCR), Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in November 2001, pp. 155-192.
  • Prepared the Chronology on the Conflict and Cooperation in the Middle East and South Asia 1990-1999, (Karachi: Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, February 2000), pp. 5-42.


 

PRESENTATIONS AND SPEECHES

Abroad

  1. Presented a paper on Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism Strategy in a seminar organized by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, on September 25, 2013.
  2. Presented a paper on Pak-Afghan Trade and Transit Agreement at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kabul, Afghanistan, on March 15, 2007.
  3. Delivered a lecture on South Asian Politics after September 11 at Asia Research Center, London School of Economics, London, UK on March 19, 2002.
  4. Gave a presentation on UK’s Response to South Asian Nuclearization and the US NMD Program before the Hansard Society’s research scholars on March 4., 2002.
  5. Gave a presentation on Cooperative Security in Southern Asia: Mechanisms and Alternatives at the Regional Center for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Workshop held in Sri Lanka from September 13-20, 1999.


In Pakistan

  1. Presented a paper on “Conflict dynamics of Karachi and its Implications on the Vulnerable Groups”, in a seminar on The Challenge of Conflict Prevention in Pakistan: A Multi-stakeholder Approach in the Context of Vulnerable Groups of Karachi, organized by the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, in collaboration with Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflicts (GPPAC), on December 23, 2014.
  2. Presented a paper on “Violence in Karachi” in a conference jointly organized by the Embassy of France in Pakistan and Alliance Franciase, Karachi, on February 6, 2014.
  3. Presented a paper on “The Dynamics of Economic Cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities”, in a national conference on “Pak-Afghan Transit Trade Agreement: Dynamics, Challenges and Prospects”, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC), on May 16-17, 2012.
  4. Presented a paper, entitled “Global War on Terror and Pakistan’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Challenges to Domestic Peace and Security”, in an International Conference on "Pakistan: Challenges to Democracy, Governance and National Unity", organized by Department of History and Pakistan Study Center, University of Punjab, on October 24-25, 2011.
  5. Presented a paper entitled “Peace-Building in South Asia” at the 8th Fulbright Alumni Conference on Giving Back To Pakistan, held in Islamabad, from 7-9 October 2011.
  6. P6. Presented a paper on Defining Terrorism in Pakistan’s Context, at the Formann Christian College University, Lahore, on April 28, 2010.
  7. Presented a paper on Pakistan’s Responses to Terrorism, in a national conference, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, on March 26-27, 2010.
  8. Presented a paper on Impact of Small Arms on Human security, in a conference, organized by National Civil Society Consultation on Arms Trade Treaty in collaboration with the British High Commission, Islamabad, on March 5, 2009.
  9. Presented a paper on Dialogue Among Cultures at the 4th Fulbright Alumni Conference on Inter-faith Dialogue, held in Islamabad, from 27-29 April 2007.
  10. A research paper on India-Pakistan Relations after September 11 in a workshop on “The World After September 11: Challenges and Opportunities” organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (PSCR) on 22 February, 2003.
  11. A research paper on The Vision of South Asia in the year 2047: Perceptions on Human Development in a workshop on "The Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia", organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (PSCR) on 22-23 December, 2001.
  12. A research paper on The Role of Civil Society in CBMs in South Asia , in a workshop entitled, "The Challenge of Confidence Building in South Asia" organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on February 23-25, 2001.
  13. A research paper on Conflict Analysis: A Step towards Conflict Resolution, in a workshop, entitled, "The Challenge of Conflict Resolution in South Asia" organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on November 11 2000.
  14. Presented a paper on Step by Step Approach: A Lesson for India and Pakistan from the Middle East Peace Process in the Regional Workshop, organized by the Ford Foundation/Department of International Relations Research Project entitled, "Peace by Process: Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East Process" on April 08, 2000.
  15. Presented a research paper entitled, India's Kashmir policy from Nehru to Gujral in a Seminar organized by the Area Study Center, University of Karachi on March 14th, 1998.
  16. Presented a research paper, entitled, The Role of the Extra-regional powers in the Gulf Region in a Seminar, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, on October 23, 1997.
  17. Delivered a speech on US Policies towards South Asia in a Seminar held by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on March 26, 1997.


 

CONFERENCES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS/TALKS ATTENDED

ABROAD

  • Attended “First Asan Plenum: Our Nuclear Future”, organized by the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Seoul, South Korea, on June13-15, 2011.
  • Attended “Curriculum Development Workshop” at the Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from April 28-May 1, 2008.
  • Attended a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on The Future of 108th Congress in Washington, D.C., USA, from March 16-20, 2005.
  • Attended a talk given by Dr. David Butler, Senior Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University, UK, on The British Electoral Process, on March 8, 2002.
  • Attended a seminar on The UK, Nuclear Weapons and the Scottish Question, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK on February 28, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Dr. Stephen Coleman, Chairman, Hansard Society, on Democracy and Media, on February 25, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Michael Clancy, The Law Society of Scotland on Scots Law and Devolution, on February 19, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Frank McAveety, MSP, Scottish Labour Party on What Has the Scottish Parliament Achieved? , on February 19, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Iain Smith, MSP, Scottish Liberal Democratic Party on How Does Coalition Government Work ? , on February 19, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Colin Campbell, MSP, Scottish National Party (SNP) on Independence or Bust, on February 20, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Bill Aitken, MSP, Scottish Conservative Party on Are the Conservatives the Real Winners of Devolution?, on February 20, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai, Director, Center for the Study of Global Governance, LSE, UK, on Development and democratisation, on February 4, 2002.
  • Attended a conference on The Future of British Nuclear Weapons, organized by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Security and Non-proliferation, on February 5, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Graham Allen, MP, Labour Party, on Turn Britain into a Democracy, on February 4, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Peter Lilley, MP, Conservative Party, on Britain and EU Relations, on February 4, 2002.
  • Participated in a conference on Is Global Morality the New Ideology? organized by the Center for the Study of Global Governance, London School of Economics (LSE), on January 31, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Brian Walker, BBC Correspondent, on The UK and Devolution, on January 28, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Ms. Clare Ward, MP, Labour Party, on New Labour in Power, on January 28, 2002.
  • Attended a conference on Consolidation or Confrontation: Problems of Security Building in Asia Following September 11, organized by the Asia Research Center, London School of Economics (LSE), on January 22, 2002.
  • Attended a talk given by Richard Allan, MP, Liberal Democratic Party, on Reforming the British Constitution, on January 21, 2002.


IN PAKISTAN

  • Participated in a workshop on Conflict Resolution Research, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, on November 10-11, 2009.
  • Participated in a workshop on Early warning System: Potential for Crisis Management and Regional Cooperation, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, on March 17-18, 2009.Participated in a workshop on The State of International Relations in Pakistan, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, on March 26-27, 2008.
  • Participated in a workshop on Conflict Management Mechanisms and the Challenge of Peace, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad, on November 26-27, 2007.
  • Participated in the 4th Fulbright Alumni Conference in Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, held from 27-28 April, 2007.
  • Participated in the 3rd Fulbright Alumni Conference in Islamabad, held from 26-28 April, 2006.
  • Participated in a workshop on The Paradigms of Conflict Resolution in South Asia, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi under the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (PSCR) on 22-23 December, 2001.
  • Participated in a workshop on The Challenge of Confidence Building in South Asia, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on February 23-25, 2001.
  • Participated in a workshop on, The Challenge of Conflict Resolution in South Asia organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi on November 11 2000.
  • Participated in a Regional Workshop, organized by the Ford Foundation/Department of International Relations Research Project entitled, Peace by Process: Lessons for India and Pakistan from the Middle East Process on April 08, 2000.
  • Participated in a Seminar on Europe and Kashmir, organized by the Area Study Center, University of Karachi on March 14th, 1998.
  • Participated in a Seminar on Pakistan and the Gulf Region, organized by the Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, on October 23, 1997.


TRAINING

  1. Attended AIPS Mentoring Workshop on “Governance, Rights and the Future of Peace Building”, organized by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies from January 5-9, 2015 at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.
  2. Attended AIPS Mentoring Workshop on “Conflict Analysis, Resolution and Negotiation”, organized by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies from March 9-14, 2014 at the Forman Christian University, Lahore.
  3. Attended a training program on the Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), organized by the RCSS, Colombo from June 7-14, 2001 in Sri Lanka.
  4. Participated in a training program on Research Methodology, organized by Professor Stephen Cohen, Senior Research Fellow, Brookings Institute, USA in September 1999 in Sri Lanka.


 

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