Prof. Dr. Moonis Ahmar
Dr. Moonis Ahmar is Professor of International Relations at the University of Karachi and Director, Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
From April 2010, Dr. Ahmar is a DAAD Visiting Professor, Conflict Studies and Management Program, Wills Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. Apart from teaching a course to MPP students on Conflict Management in Central Asia, he is also working on research project, “Secular Option for the Management of Religious Militancy in Pakistan: Lesson from the European Experience.”
His field of specialization is conflict and security studies focussing on the South and the Central Asian regions. Dr.Ahmar has 27 years of academic experience in Pakistan and in different foreign universities and research think tanks. He is the author of two books, four monographs and has edited 15 books on different themes of International Relations. Dr. Ahmar has published his research in international journals. Dr. Ahmar has worked on several research projects related to terrorism, conflict and security studies and has received research grants from the Ford Foundation, Plougshares Fund, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Research Facility Center, University of Karachi, U.S. Institute of Peace, Asia Fellows Program and Regional Center of Strategic Studies, Colombo. Dr. Ahmar has been the recipient of Best Teacher Award from the Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, UNESCO, UN Commission for Human Development and the Federal Ministry of Education, Islamabad. Dr. Ahmar was also a Visiting Fellow, South Asia Program, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Ragaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and was doing research on: The Challenge of Extremism in Pakistan: Are there lessons to be learned from Singapore?’ Dr. Ahmar held post-doctoral positions at the Arms Control Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stimson Center, Washington DC, Middle East Institute, Washington DC, Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington DC, Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, Asia Fellow, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, London School of Economic and Political Science, U.K, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law Freiberg, Germany.