Announcements :
• Dr. Muhammad Hanif Khalil has resumed the charge as Acting Director of the National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad w.e.f. 25-09-2023
• The Institute has announced BS, M. Phil, and PhD admissions (Fall-2023)
National Institute of Pakistan Studies
Name : Dr. Saeed Ahmad Rid
Designation: Assistant Professor
Phone #: +92-343-0371845, +92-336-2078848
Address: National Institute of Pakistan Studies Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
E-mail: saeedrid@qau.edu.pk, saeed_rid@yahoo.com
  • University Faculty Assistant Professor, NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Research Analyst/Consultant Works as a research analyst/consultant for the Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF) Pakistan and Islamabad based Non-profit organization INSPIRING Pakistan (https://inspiring.pk/).
  • Peer Reviewer for the research journals Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Journal of Contemporary Studies, Pakistan Journal of History & Culture, The Government and Mystic Thought.
  • Examiner Phil./PhD viva-voce exams in Peace and Conflict Studies department, National Defence University, Islamabad.
  • Supervisor Supervises PhD students and M.Phil. students in NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Peace and Conflict Studies department, National Defence University, Islamabad
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar CSASP Visiting Scholar at South Asian Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK

Summary

Dr. Saeed Ahmed Rid by training and research is a Peace Studies, Political Science and International Relations expert. Academically he possesses multi-disciplinary qualifications and experience. He did his bachelors and first masters in International Relations from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Later he went USA for his double masters from the University of California Berkeley USA in Political Science and International Area Studies (IAS) as a Rotary World Peace Fellow 2004-06. Mr. Rid completed his PhD at the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK in 2014 working on the people-to-people contacts between India and Pakistan. He was awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods with merit from the Graduate School of the University of Bradford, UK. Later in 2017-18 he did postdoctoral research with Prof, Matthew McCartney as a Commonwealth Academic Scholar and Visiting Fellow at Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Saeed possess more than 20 years’ professional teaching and research experience in different capacities. From December 2000 to July 2006, he taught International Relations and Political Science at the undergraduate level in Government Mumtaz College Khairpur. Then on his return from USA, he started working as a full-time professional research analyst at the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) Islamabad from July 2006 to February 2008. In February 2008, he joined National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS) at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan as a lecturer and currently, he is working as a senior Assistant Professor at the same institute. From time to time Saeed contributes newspaper articles in English and Sindhi newspapers in Pakistan and E-IR, the world’s leading open access website. Saeed has also worked as a professional trainer. He trained the participants of Model CCI debate, a project of Hans Seidal Foundation on federalism, Inter Governmental Relations and Conflict Resolution in the universities of Islamabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwah from October 2015-October 2017.

Dr. Rid has established a reputation of producing high quality academic research which is evident from the list of his publications. Overall politics of South Asia and specially India-Pakistan relations have remained the focus of his research. Among his recent publications on India-Pakistan relations in December 2022 his research article, “Explaining the Current India-Pakistan Stalemate: How can they Move Ahead?” was published in Regional Studies, and in 2020 an article “Aman ki Asha (a desire for peace): A case study of a people-to-people contacts peacebuilding initiative between India and Pakistan” was published in Contemporary South Asia. Saeed also wrote an article on Pakistan’s Kashmir policy ‘A Paradigm Shift in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy’ published by the Cambridge Scholars Publishing in their research journal, International Journal of Peace Economics and Peace Science in 2018. Saeed was awarded the prestigious Mehbub-ul-Haq Research Award 2008 by RCSS Sri Lanka for his collaborative research with Indian scholar Sasmita Tripathy for their monograph, “Democracy as a conflict resolution model for terrorism: A case study of India and Pakistan”.

Teaching Interests

Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Security Studies, South Asia Studies, Local- Self Governance, Federalism and Identity Politics.

Research Interests

Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Security Studies, Political theory, India-Pakistan relations, Federalism, Local-Self Governance, and Identity Politics.

Education

August 15- Sept. 02, 2022 Postgraduate Diploma in Federalism, Decentralization and Conflict Resolution.
From the Institute of Federalism of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
December 2014 PhD in Peace Studies department at the University of Bradford, UK
as a Commonwealth Scholar with specialization on Conflict Transformation and Bottom-Up approaches in conflict resolution (Thesis Title: Interactive People to People Contacts between India and Pakistan- A case study of PIPFPD and Aman ki Asha)
Oct. 2009-11 Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative) with merit
In the Graduate School at the University of Bradford, UK
2004- 2006 Double Masters from University of California, Berkeley, USA
Double MA in Political Science and International and Area Studies under Rotary World Peace Fellowship Program 2004-06.
Special Courses PS 249- Language and Politics in Pakistan, PS 245 A – Readings in the Contemporary Politics of India, PS 223- War and Politics in History, PS 149 C- International Politics in Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan, IAS 292- Rotary Peace Scholars Seminar (every semester), IAS 233- International Microeconomic Theory, IAS 233- International Macroeconomic Theory, IAS 240 International Human Rights, IAS 292- Rotary Seminar on theories of Conflict Resolution and Peace Building
1998- 2002 L.L.B. (Three Years), Government Law College Khairpur. Pakistan.
1996-1998 MSc, International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Special Courses Theories of International Relations, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, International Law, Research Methodology, International Organizations, International Politics of Europe, International Relations since 1945, Foreign Policy of Pakistan, International Politics of the Middle East and International Politics of Afghanistan.

Awards/Honors

  • Commonwealth Academic Fellowship 2017-18 for postdoctoral research at South Asian Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK
  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship 2009 for PhD in Peace Studies Department at the University of Bradford UK.
  • Mahbub-ul-Haq Research Award 2008 from Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Sri Lanka for a collaborative research project “Democracy as a Conflict Resolution Model for Terrorism: A case study of India and Pakistan” along with an Indian scholar Sasmita Tripathy.
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowship 2004-06 for double Masters in Political Science and International and Area Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.

Member Advisory Board/Peer Reviewer for Research Journals

  • Peer Reviewer for Publius: The Journal of Federalism published by the Oxford Academics.
  • Peer Reviewer for Pakistan Journal of History and Culture published by National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research, Islamabad.
  • Peer Reviewers for Journal of Contemporary Studies, Faculty of Contemporary Studies, National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Peer Reviewers for The Government, Research Journal of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Peer Reviewers for Mystic Thoughts, Research Journal of Sufism and Peace, The University of Sufism and Modern Sciences, Bhit Shah campus, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.

Teaching And Professional Research Experience

Oct. 2017 – August 2018Postdoctoral Researcher @ University of Oxford, UK
Commonwealth Academic Scholar and Visiting Fellow at South Asian Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK
Feb. 2008 – presentPermanent University Faculty @ Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Assistant Prof. Peace Studies and International Relations at the National Institute of Pakistan Studies (NIPS), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
The Courses TaughtB.Sc. Courses: Politics in Pakistan since 1947, The Muslim Struggle for Pakistan, Research Methodology.
M.Sc. (16 years) Courses: Research Methodology, The Foreign Policy of Pakistan; The Federalism in Pakistan; The role of Military and Bureaucracy in politics of Pakistan; The Defence Policy of Pakistan and the Strategic Problems, The Constitutional and Political Developments in Pakistan
M.Phil/PhD Courses: The Constitution of Pakistan, The Seminar on National Security, The Seminar on Kashmir Issues.
July 2006 – Feb 08Research Analyst @ Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad
Research and publication on regional conflicts in South Asia; taking minutes of the round table conferences taking place in IRS; and putting up reports on regional developments.

Published Research Journal Articles (International)

  1. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2020) “Aman ki Asha (a desire for peace): A case study of a people-to-people contacts peacebuilding initiative between India and Pakistan”. Contemporary South Asia, Vol.28, No.1, pp. 113-125. (X-Category recognised HEC Journal) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09584935.2019.1666090
  2. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2018) ‘A Paradigm Shift in Pakistan’s Kashmir Policy’. International Journal of Peace Economics and Peace Science1 No.2. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK, pp. 73-94.
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  3. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2015) “Getting to Yes in India-Pakistan Conflict: Addressing Indian concerns on a possible compromise with Pakistan”, Journal of Peace Conflict and Development, issue 21, ISSN-1742-0601, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford, UK, pp.146-166.
  4. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2012) “Kashmir: The Prisoner’s Dilemma for India and Pakistan”, Peace Prints: South Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 55-67.

Book Chapter in Edited Book

Published HEC Recognised Research Journal Articles (Pakistan)

  1. Rid Saeed Ahmed and Sodhar, Mohammad Qasim (2023) The Discourses Analysis of the Arab Conquest of Sindh. Progressive Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (PRJAH), 5(1), 01–15. https://doi.org/10.51872/prjah.vol5.Iss1.229 (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  2. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2022) “Explaining the Current India-Pakistan Stalemate: How can they Move Ahead?,” Regional Studies, Vol. 40, no.2(Winter 2022): 3-17 https://regionalstudies.com.pk/wp/article/explaining-the-current-india-pakistan-stalemate-how-can-they-move-ahead/ (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  3. Ali, Fayyaz and Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) Post 18th Amendment Scenario and Higher Education in Pakistan? A Case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. VFAST Transactions on Education and Social Sciences, ISSN(e): 2309-3951, ISSN(p): 2411-0221, Volume 9, Number 1, January-March, 202, pp:09-20. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  4. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) The Pakistan Movement and Federalism. Pakistan Journal of Social Research, ISSN 2710-3129 (P) 2710-3137 (O), Vol. 3, No. 2, June 2021, pp. 116-123. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  5. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) The Musharraf Formula (Backchannel Formula) and the Resolution of the Kashmir Conflict. Biannual Research Journal Grassroots, Vol.55, No. I, pp. 65-81. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  6. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) Sindh’s Participation in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy (MRD) in Pakistan (1981-1988). Progressive Research Journal of Arts and Humanities (PRJAH) ISSN: 2707-7314, 3, No. 2, pp.141-153. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  7. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2020) How Democracy affects Religious Freedom in Muslim Majority Countries: The Comparative Study of Pakistan and Indonesia’. Asia Pacific- Research Journal of Area Study Centre, Far East & South East Asia ISSN: 1810-035X, Vol. 38, pp. 126-148. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  8. Rid, Saeed Ahmed and Hassan, Muhammad (2020) “The Rise of Religious Fundamentalism and Communalization of History Textbooks in India and Pakistan Assessment”. The Government – Annual Research Journal of Political Science, ISSN No. 2227-7927, Vol.IX, pp. 48-61. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  9. Hassan, Muhammad and Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2020) “Political Turmoil in Balochistan during the Musharraf Era (1999-2008)”. Pakistan Journal of History & Culture. Vol. XLI, No.1, pp. 265-280. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  10. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2019) “The Emergence and Evolution of Upper House (the Senate) in Pakistani Federalism (1947 to the 18th Amendment 2010 and afterwards)”. Pakistan Journal of History & Culture. Vol. XL, No.2, pp. 1-20. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  11. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2018) ‘Assessing Impact of the Demolition of the Babri Mosque 1992 and Godhra pogrom 2002 on Muslim Voting Behaviour in Indian Elections: A Comparative Study of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh & Kerala’. Regional Studies. Vol. 36, No. 3, pp.3-30. (Y-category recognized HEC journal, (ISSN: 0254-7988 ) http://irs.org.pk/journal/4RSAutumn18.pdf
  12. Rid, Saeed Ahmed and Murtaza, Niaz (2018) ‘The Local Government System in Sindh: A Critical Analysis of the Sindh Local Government Act 2013’. The Government – Annual Research Journal of Political Science, ISSN No. 2227-7927, Vol.VII, pp. 33-46. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  13. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2017) ‘The Rise of Sindhi Diaspora Organizations in USA in 1980s and 1990s: A case study of SANA, WSC and WSI’. Pakistan Journal of History & Culture XXXVIII, No. 1., pp.43-58. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  14. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2016) ‘The Origin and development of People-to-People Contacts between India and Pakistan’. Regional Studies, Vol. XXXIV, No.4 Autumn Issue, pp.23-43. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  15. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2016) “The cultural stigma attached with Inter-Tribal Marriages encourages forced marriages: Four Selected Case Studies from Rural Sindh”. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Vol.4, ISSN:2409-0077, pp. 75-94. (Z-category recognized HEC journal)
  16. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2007-08) ‘India’s Ambitious Missile Programme and Second-strike capability’. “Regional Studies”, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, pp. 29-59. (Y-category recognized HEC journal)
  17. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2006-07) ‘Pakistan’s Look East Policy: Opportunities and Constraints” published in “Regional Studies”, Quarterly journal of the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Islamabad, Pakistan, Vol. XXV, No. 1, Winter Issue, pp.64-92. (Y-category recognized HEC journal).

Research Consultant Projects published as Monographs

  1. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2022) Training Booklet: Democratic Devolution and the Council of Common Interests. Islamabad: Hans Seidel Foundation-Pakistan.
  2. Murtaza, Niaz and Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2017) Undermining Local Governance: A Review of the Sindh Local Government System, 2013. Islamabad: INSPIRING Pakistan and Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research (PILER), Karachi.
  3. Murtaza, Niaz and Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2016) Local Governance in the Federal Capital: A Review of the 2015 Islamabad Local Government System. Islamabad: INSPIRING Pakistan and Pattan Development Organization.
  4. Rid, Saeed Ahmed and Awan, Sajid Mehmood (2015) Inter Provincial Coordination: Federal Legislative List Part II Section 13, Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR).
  5. Tripathy, Sasmita and Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2010) Democracy as a Conflict Resolution Model for Terrorism: A case study of India and Pakistan, RCSS Policy Studies 49, Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS).

Master’s Thesis at UC Berkeley Published

  • Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2010) India Pakistan Peace Process: A Strategy for Removing the Deadlock in the Peace Process. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

Book Reviews

  • Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2019) ‘In the wake of disaster: Islamists, the state and a social contract in Pakistan.’ In Contemporary South Asia, Volume 27, No.4, pp. 569–570
  • Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2012) ‘Bridging Partition: People’s Initiatives for Peace between India and Pakistan’. In Journal of Peace Conflict and Development, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford, UK, Issue 19, December 2012, pp. 91-97.

International/National Conference Papers

  1. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2022) ‘Participatory Local Self-Governance in Pakistan’. Asia Federalism Conference organised by the Hans Seidel Foundation (HSF) at Hotel Waterfront, Pokhara, Nepal from 1-3 June 2022.
  2. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2022) ‘Explaining the Current India-Pakistan Stalemate: How can They Move
  3. Ahead?,. Institute of Regional Studies (IRS) Islamabad’s International Conference on ‘South Asia: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges’ held from 23-25 February 2022.
  4. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) ‘The Historical Evolution of Federalism in Pakistan’. 1st International Conference on Democratic Federalism: Governance, Decentralization and Diversity in Pakistan held from 15-17 December 2021 organised by the Political Science department, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh.
  5. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2021) ‘Socio-Political Discourse in Rural Sindh and the imperatives of National Integration, presented in seminar on ‘Nationalism Contemporary Challenges and Policy Options’, organised by the ISSRA, National Defence University, Islamabad on October 29, 2021.
  6. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) Mapping the Infrastructure for Peace (I4P) in Pakistan and Assessing the Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding Capacity of the I4P vis-à-vis conflict with India’. In The Conflict Research Society (CRS) UK, Virtual Annual Conference 2021, held from 8-10 September 2021.
  7. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) ‘American Government and Federalism in Pakistan:
    Lessons Learned’. In 15th International American Studies Conference held on June 16th – 17th, 2021 organised by Area Study Centre for Africa, North and South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
  8. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) ‘Coronavirus- A Non-Traditional Security Threat and a Traditional Response: The Case Study of a War Narrative over Covid-19 in Pakistan’. In 1st International Conference on Non-Traditional Security Paradigms of Pakistan: Options and Challenges (ICNTSPP) held on 24 – 25 June 2021 organised by the Department of International Relations, University of Sindh,
  9. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2021) ‘Pakistan Movement and Federalism’. In International Conference on Federalism, State, and Society held on 25-26 March 2021 by the Department of Political Science, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur.
  10. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2019) ‘Does Democracy positively affect Religious freedom? A case Study of Pakistan’. In 7th International Islam & Liberty Conference on “Islamic Case for Religious Freedom”, Organized by Islam & Liberty Network Foundation Malaysia at Jakarta, from 11-12 November 2019.
  11. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2019) ‘Communalization of history in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent’. In International Conference on “Fake News and Facts in Our Region” organised by the Institute of Regional Studies Islamabad from April 24-26, 2019 at Islamabad Club.
  12. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2019) ‘Ethnicity, identity politics and ‘New Reformulation of Sufism’ in Sindh’. In 13th LUMS Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, held at Lahore Management of Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan from 10-11 April 2019.
  13. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2018) ‘The Backchannel Formula and the resolution of the Kashmir Conflict’ in Two Days International Conference on “Kashmir Conflict: Changing Dynamics and the Prospects of Peace” organized by the Centre for International Peace and Stability (CIPS) from October 8-9 at NBS Seminar Hall, National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Islamabad.
  14. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2018) “Mapping the Pakistan-Afghanistan People to People Contacts”, presented in 7th International Conference, “The Dynamics of Change in the Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics, (Dis)integration and Reformation in the Borderland” organized by Department of Political Science, Peshawar University in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation from September 3-5, 2018 at Bara Gali Summer Campus.
  15. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2018) “The Emergence and Evolution of Upper House (the Senate) in Pakistani Federalism (1947 to 18th Amendment 2010)”. presented in International Conference on Political Transitions and Federal Projects (late 18th – early 21st centuries) held at Sciences Po Paris and American University of Paris, Paris, France from 23-25 May 2018.
  16. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2018) “Aman ki Asha(a desire for peace): A case study of a people-to-people networking initiative between India and Pakistan”. presented in BASAS Annual Conference 2018 held at University of Exeter, UK from April 18-20, 2018.
  17. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2018) “The Popular Mandate and Courts in Pakistan “in LUMS Annual Conference on, “Courts and Politics of Pakistan” jointly organised by the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) and the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) from March 14-15, 2018 at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore.
  18. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2018) “Is Kashmir an intractable Conflict between India and Pakistan”. presented in International Conference ‘Kashmir Dispute: The Past, Present and Future’, held at National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Islamabad, Pakistan from 27-28 February, March 1, 2018.
  19. Rid Saeed Ahmed (2017) “Pakistan at Seventy: Ethnicity and Federalism in Pakistan”. presented in ‘Pakistan at Seventy: The Long View’, 11th LUMS Humanities and Social Sciences Conference, held at Lahore Management of Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan from 7th to 9th April 2017.
  20. Rid, Saeed Ahmed and  Sodhar, Muhammad Qasim (2016) “Understanding the Different Discourses on Arab Conquest/Invasion of Sindh: A Social Constructionist Perspective” presented at 24th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF HISTORIANS OF ASIA (IAHA 2016), held in Islamabad, December 5-9, 2016, organized by Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research.
  21. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2016) “Finding a solution for the democratic governance of FATA Borderland in Asymmetric Federalism” in 5th International Conference “Dynamics of Change in Pakistan-Afghanistan Region: Politics on Borderland” organized by Department of Political Science, Peshawar University in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation on 29-31 August 2016 at Bara Gali.
  22. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2015) “The Rise of Sindhi Diaspora Organizations in USA in 1980s and 1990s: A case study of SANA, WSC and WSI” presented in “International Conference on Sindh History and Culture” Organized by the National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR), Islamabad from 23-25 November 2015 at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur.
  23. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2012) “P2P: A Conflict Transformation Approach in Peacebuilding”, in “New Frontiers for Peacebuilding: Hybridity, Governance, and Local Agency”, the HCRI inaugural conference for journal Peacebuilding held in University of Manchester 13-14 September 2012.
  24. Participated in 2012 Rotary World Peace Symposium at the IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand from 3-5 May 2012.
  25. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2011) “Interactive People to People contacts: An important tool in the conflict resolution toolkit for building peace constituencies and transforming conflictual relationships at the grassroots” in Conflict Research Society Annual Conference held in Richardson Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Lancaster University, UK, 6-7 September 2011.
  26. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2010) “India and Pakistan Inventing the Options of Mutual Gain on Kashmir” in 4th Graduate Conference on Social Sciences and Management, University of Bradford (UK), Norcroft Centre, October 26-27, 2010.
  27. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2007) “A strategy for removing the deadlock in the peace process between India and Pakistan” was presented at One Day International Seminar On “New Directions of Pakistan’s Foreign Policy: Geopolitics, Security and Development” organized by the International Relations department of University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan on Thursday, February 1, 2007.
  28. Rid, Saeed Ahmed (2006) “A strategy for removing the deadlock in the peace process between India and Pakistan” in the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Annual Conference 2006, held in Birkbeck College, University of London, from 19-21 Apri12006.

PhDs Produced

  1. Mohammad Aslam (2020), A Non-Violent Struggle for the Restoration of Democracy in Pakistan (1977-1988). NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  2. Rehana Wagha (2021) War, Violence and Women’s Agency: The Case of Swat Region. NIPS, QAU, Islamabd.
  3. Faiz Ali (2022) Post 18th Amendment Scenario and Higher Education in Pakistan: A Case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.

PhDs Under Supervision

  1. Maria Nazar, Local Government System and Local Educational Governance: A Case Study of Larkana District in Sindh. NIPS, QAU, Islamaabd
  2. Kamran Khan Satti, Pakistan-Russia Relations and New Alignments in the Region. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  3. Sameena Abid, Role of Ideology in Foreign Policy of Iran: A case Study of US-Iran Relations after Islamic Revolution. Area Studies Centre for Africa, North and South America, QAU, Islamabad
  4. Ayaz Soomro, The Comparative Analysis of the Senate of Pakistan with Upper House in USA and India, NIPS, QAU

M.Phil. Produced

  1. Talal Raza (2017) The Dilemma of Dealing with Terrorism in Cyberspace and Peoples Digital Rights: A Case Study of Pakistan. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, NDU, Islamabad.
  2. Samra Naureen (2017) A critical Appraisal of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: A case study of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, NDU, Islamabad.
  3. Rizwan Shafique (2017) Analyzing the Role of Women in Terrorism: A Case Study of Pakistan. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, NDU, Islamabad.
  4. Mohammad Aslam (2017) The Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan 2008-2013. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  5. Ijaz Ali (2017) Understanding the Formalization of Informal Justice: A Case Study of Dispute Resolution Council (DRC) Law in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, NDU, Islamabad.
  6. Marvi Baloch (2018) Portrayal of Pakistan and Pakistani People in Hindi Cinema since Kargil War 1999 to Mumbai attack 2008. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  7. Chaudhary Musawar Sharif Sandhu (2018) The US policy of De-hyphenation and Pakistan’s increased Security Dilemma vis-à-vis India. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  8. Ambreen Riaz (2018) A Comparative Analysis of Pakistani and Indian Print Media in Perception Building regarding Indo – Pak relations: A case study of 2016 Uri Attack and the arrest of Kulbhushan Yadev in Balochistan. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  9. Muneeb ur Rahman (2018) Reforming the Constitutional and Judicial Setup of Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Problems and Prospects. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  10. Mohammad Hanif (2018) Pakistan Russia Relations in the Post-Cold War Era: A Journey from Cold War Enemies to Emerging Strategic Partnership. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  11. Irfan Ali (2018) The status of Gilgit-Baltistan in the federation of Pakistan: a comparative analysis with Azad Jammu & Kashmir, NIPS, QAU, Islamabad
  12. Araiqa Khan (2018) Indian and Pakistani Discourse in English Dailies on Indus Water Treaty Since2008 to 2018, NIPS, QAU.
  13. Nadia Hanif (2019) Democracy and judicial activism in Pakistan: A case study of the disqualification of the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif in Panama Case. NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  14. Syeda Sadaf Shahzadi (2019) Challenges to the Merger of FATA in Khyber Pakhtukhwah, NIPS, QAU, Islamabad.
  15. Hejab Akhtgar (2020) Agency and Resilience Among Refugee Women Residing in Camp Areas of Muzaffarabad, AJK
  16. Sayeda Wajeeha (2020) Politics of Agitation and Protest in Pakistan: A Case Study of PTI Azadi March and Long Sit-inNida Mansoor (2020) Women Empowerment in Pakistan: A Case Study of Musharraf Era (1999-2008), NIPS, QAU
  17. Syeda Naila (2020) Gilgit Baltistan and Kashmir Two separate Units or One Unit: An Analysis of the position of Different Stakeholders, NIPS, QAU.
  18. Maria Younas (2020) Power Politics of PPP, PML-N and PTI Over the Creation of South Punjab Province, NIPS, QAU.
  19. Naveed Ahmed (2021) Local Self-Government and the Ethnic Conflict in Sindh after the 18 th Amendment
  20. Naushaba Abid (2021) The Rise of Hindutva in Indian Politics and its impact on India Pakistan Relations: A comparative Study of Atal Bihari Vajpai and Narendra Modi Governments, NIPS, QAU.
  21. Sayed Muhammad Ismail (2022) Populism and the Rise of Ultra-Right in Pakistan: A Case Study of Imran Khan
  22. Sadaf Noreen (2022) The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority Before and After 18th Amendment, NIPS, QAU.
  23. Sumira Saba (2022) Limitations on Career Choice for Women: A Case Study of Garamchashma Lower Chitral, NIPS, QAU.

Magazine/ Newspaper Articles

E-International Relations Website

 

Articles in Pakistani Leading English newspapers

  • “Why 18th Amendment and 7th NFC Award under threat?” Daily Times, 02 May 2020.
  • “Aman ki Asha and the bad times in Indo-Pak Relations”, The News, 28 January 2015.
  •  “Friends without Borders: The Real Story”, The News,
  • “Let the peace process continue”, The News, 25 September 2013
  • “Without Giving in”, The News, 03 September 2013,
  • “Bring Aman ki Asha to grassroots”, The News, 10 July 2013,
  • “Third Time Lucky”, The News, 05 June 2013,
  • “The iron-curtain starts to melt”, The News, 10 October 2012,
  • “Will Cricket cut Tensions”, Dawn, 26 December 2012.
  • “The right to choose”, Dawn, 10 December 2012.

Professional Trainings/Workshops Attended

  • Islam and Liberty Network (ILN) Workshop The 3rd Islam and Liberty Residential Workshop 2020 ‘A Case for Religious freedom, Economic Freedom and Political Freedom in Islam’ was held 28th-31st October 2020 at Shangri-La Hotel, Murree, Pakistan
  • Higher Education Commission Pakistan Two Days Curriculum Based Training/Workshop in the subject of Pakistan Studies held at HEC Regional Centre Karachi from August 26-27, 2014.
  • Women in Security Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) India: 7th Conflict Transformation Workshop organized by WISCOMP in May 2009 in Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.
  • British Council’s Active Citizens Pakistan Programme: Four-day workshop on “Interaction Pakistan: Consultative and Visioning Sessions”, held at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi Pakistan from 23-26 July 2007
  • International Institute for Leadership Training USA: held in University of California Berkeley California, USA, February 3-5, 2006.
  • Mediation and Conflict Resolution Workshop UC Berkeley, USA: One day workshop with University of California Berkeley Professor and professional mediator Beth Roy on 12th November 2005 held in UC Berkeley, USA.
  • Master Trainer Training in Intel Teach To The Future Program: A week long training incorporating computer literacy in teaching skills among teachers under Intel teach to the Future programme from 28th July to 28th August 2003 under British Council of Pakistan.

Language Proficiency

English, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi and Siraiki.

Other Professional Experience

2008-2010Mahbub-ul-Haq Research Award 2008 RCSS Sri Lanka
Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Sri Lanka for a collaborative research project “Democracy as a Conflict Resolution Model for Terrorism: A case study of India and Pakistan” with an Indian scholar Sasmita Tripathy.
May-June 2006Translation Experience HW Productions Los Angeles USA
Freelanced for HW Productions, Los Angeles, California, USA as a translator; transcribed Urdu interviews and dialogue into English; the work was done for a Hollywood documentary feature film in spring 2006.
Jan. 2005 – May 2006Program Coordinator @ International House UC Berkeley, USA
Worked as a Program coordinator at the Program Office of International House, UC
Berkeley, from January 2005-May 2006; worked as a lead PC on the lecture series titled, “Paradigm Shifts in a Globalized World” and annual mega event Spring Fest, the festival of cultures.
2003Teacher Trainer Experience in Intel Teach to the Future
Master Trainer in Intel Teach to the Future Program (Teacher’s Training Program); Trained teachers to use computer technology in their teaching skills according to the course work provided by Intel.
2000-2004College Teaching Experience at Govt. Mumtaz College Khairpur
Worked as a Lecturer in International Relations at Government Mumtaz Degree College Khairpur (Mir’s), Sindh, Pakistan from December19, 2000 to September 18, 2004.

Global Peace Index (GPI) Ambassador

As GPI ambassador of the New York based Institute for Economics and Peace, I had promoted their inaugural annual peace index launch in Pakistan in 2016.

Professional Trainer Experience

  • Model Council of Common Interests (CCI) DEBATE with HANS SEIDAL FOUNDATION Trained the participants of Model CCI debate on federalism, Inter Governmental Relations and Conflict Resolution in eight top universities of Islamabad (QAU, FJWU, NDU, NUST, NUML, COMSAT, NUML, IIU) starting October 2015-ongoing project.
  • Master Trainer Training in Intel Teach To The Future Program: A week long training incorporating computer literacy in teaching skills among teachers of Govt. Mumtaz College Khairpur under Intel teach to the Future programme from in October 2003 under British Council of Pakistan.

Volunteer Work/Social Services

  • Indus Cultural Forum (ICF) Founding member of the ICF based in Islamabad. The ICF strives to promote cultural diversity, pluralism, religious harmony and social inclusion by using artistic and cultural expressions. Since 2016, the ICF has started organizing Pakistan Mother Languages Literature Festival in Lok Virsa Islamabad every year in February
  • Sindh Green Environmental Forum (SGEF) The President Sindh Green Environmental Forum since its launch in October 2013. SGEF organizes seminars, conferences and advocacy campaigns on environmental issues in Sindh. SGEF had organized an International conference on “International Issues and Environmental Issues of Sindh and Remedies” in Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur from 9-10 April 2014.
  • Help in Education and Literacy Promotion (HELP) founded an advocacy group with like-minded friends in Khairpur (Mir’s) in March 2007. This advocacy group is working on career counseling and career development in Khairpur. Several seminars and lecture programmes are arranged in Khairpur public sector schools and colleges in this regard.