Dr. Shahzad Akhtar
Dr.Shahzad Akhtar is an Assistant Professor in the School of Integrated Social Sciences at the University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan. He holds a Ph.D. in Politics and International Relations and an M.A. in Politics and International Relations from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research and teaching are focused on insurgency, counterinsurgency and terrorism. His work has published in The Third World Quarterly and Asian Survey.
Dr. Sania Muneer
Dr. Sania Muneer is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Integrated Social Sciences, University of Lahore. She holds her Ph.D. degree in Pakistan Studies from Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and split degree from Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom. She is the former Digitalhuamnties fellow of exchange partnership between the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, North Carolina Central University, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Recently, she has been awarded a fellowship at SOAS, the University of London by the Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust for her postdoc. Her research interest includes government and politics, Conflict studies, women empowerment and gender-based violence. She has presented papers in different national and international conferences and has publications in HEC recognized journals.
Dr. Kishwar Munir
Dr. Kishwar Munir holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Punjab University, Pakistan, focusing on electoral politics and voting behavior. She is currently Assistant Professor at the School of Integrated Social Science & Research Fellow at the Centre for Security Strategy and Policy Research at the University of Lahore. Currently, she is a Charles Wallace Fellow at London School of Economics where she is working on “Water Issues between Pakistan and India: Implications for Regional Security and Peace Process”. She has been a Visiting Fellow at The Stimson Center, Washington DC (July 2017), and has recently co-authored (with Iram Khalid) an article on judicial activism in Pakistan in South Asian Studies. Kishwar’s research interests include voting behavior, CPEC, terrorism, insurgency, regional and global security, and domestic politics in Pakistan.
Shahneela Tariq Shahneela Tariq is a Lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences. She has over seven years of experience in marketing and communications, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Kinnaird College for Women Lahore. Shahneela has also worked as the Country Coordinator of Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health in Geneva, where she previously worked as communications trainee to build collaborations with international organizations and educational institutes in Europe and Central Asia. She also made a statement during 31st Human Rights Council on Waterborne diseases.
Shaffay Sohail is a graduate of Stockholm Business School with a Master’s degree in Marketing. Previously he had pursued his Bachelor degree from Forman Christian College University in Economics and graduated Cum Laude.
Iqra Javed, Iqra Javed is a lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences and a Research Associate in CSSPR. She has M.Phil in Political Science form Kinnaird College for Women Lahore. Her research work focused on politics of the local body system…Full Profile[/one_third]
Syed Ali Zia Jaffery is the Associate Editor of Pakistan Politico and Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore.Ali was a Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Center, Washington, D.C. Ali regularly writes on strategic issues for national and international publications, to include Routledge, South Asian Voices , The National Interest, The Atlantic Council, CSIS, Daily Times, and The News, among others. His research interests lie in the fields of nuclear deterrence, strategic stability, and geopolitics. He is teaching undergraduate level courses on foreign policy, national security, arms control& disarmament, and non-proliferation, since 2018.
Waqas Iqbal has a keen interest in Pakistan’s internal and external geo-strategic landscape. His focus ranges from security to foreign policy in the context of current regional and global political scenarios. Apart from Pakistan, his articles also reflect a sharp insight on multiple regional and global issues like international security paradigm, cyber security, international law, international political economy, South Asian affairs and issues related to global South vis-à-vis role of UNO and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He obtained Master’s Degree in International Relations (IR) from the University of Balochistan, Quetta. As the founding director of IR Academy for CSS, he has effectively mentored aspirants for superior administrative services in Pakistan He is also working as Associate Editor of Pakistan’s first foreign and strategic affairs magazine i.e. Pakistan Politico and had also been a freelance journalist. Currently, Waqas is working as a Research Associate at the Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research (CSSPR) at the University of Lahore. As a visiting faculty member at the School of Integrated Social Sciences (SISS) University of Lahore, he teaches Comparative Politics.
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Amber Safdar Amber Safdar is a Lecturer in the School of Integrated Social Sciences, University of Lahore. She has completed her B.A Honors in Political Science, KInnaird College Lahore. She received an M.phil Degree in Public Administration, University of Punjab.
Faizan Rashid is a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Security, Strategy, and Policy Research (CSSPR). He has a diverse set of interests with a predilection for geostrategic and global affairs. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from NUST, H-12. He is passionate about volunteering for civic engagement and social development projects. Beyond his professional pursuits, he has a passion for writing on contemporary affairs and culture through a realist lens.
Uswa Khan is a Non-Resident Junior Fellow at CSSPR. She is an Erasmus Mundus Scholar currently pursuing her International Master in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies from University of Glasgow (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), and Charles University (Czech Republic) under the Erasmus+: EMJMD Partner Country fully-funded Scholarship. She has done her Bachelor’s in Strategic Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad. She has completed a research-based internship at the National Assembly Secretariat, Islamabad and served as a Fellow in CSSPR’s Nuclear Scholars Initiative, 2021. Her area of interest lies in Counter-terrorism, the geopolitics of the South-Asian region and emerging security threats.