Research Fellows

Imran Iqbal
Assistant Professor and Research Fellow
  • FieldInternational Relations
  • Degrees PhD in International Relations (University of Leeds, England)
  • Bio Dr Imran Iqbal holds a PhD in International Relations from University of Leeds, England. His research focused on the Colonial and the post-Colonial geopolitics of South Asia. Imran has been a Visiting Research Associate with Conflict Management Program, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced and International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, and Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust Visiting Fellow with Human Rights Centre Essex, University of Essex. He has also worked with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), and Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Islamabad. Imran received his M.A. degree in Political Science from GC University Lahore and M.Phil in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan.
Dr. Shakeel Ahmad
Research Fellow
  • FieldSecurity Studies
  • Degrees PhD in International Law (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing)
  • Bio Dr. Shakeel Ahmad holds interdisciplinary postgraduate degrees of International Relations and in International Law. He received his Ph.D. in international law from China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing and LLM (International Law) from Law School, University of Edinburgh, UK. His Ph.D. research focuses on the legal criticism of the US policy on Drone Strikes towards Pakistan and Right of Self-defence which highlights various legal lacunas and inconsistencies of US policy towards established norms of Armed Conflicts. He has also worked as research fellow at Middle East Institute (MEI) Washington DC. Previously, he has served as an Assistant Professor and Focal Person for Center of International Law at NDU, Islamabad. He also holds Master degree (with Distinction) in International Relations and M. Phil (American Studies) from QAU Islamabad. His exposure of studying and research in the USA, China and UK as well as interdisciplinary background, is productive to turn up with valued policy insights.