Introduction

Salma Malik, who was born in Rawalpindi, is currently teaching at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She was educated at Islamabad College for Girls and then at FG

Salma Malik


Professional Achievements


Salma Malik, who was born in Rawalpindi, is currently teaching at the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Islamabad. She was educated at Islamabad College for Girls and then at FG College F-7/2, Islamabad, from where she completed her Bachelor degree. Subsequently, Salma did her Masters and M.Phil from Defence & Strategic Studies (DSS) Department, Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.

She is also a graduate of Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Executive Level Course, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA and specializes in the areas of War, Arms Control & Disarmament, Military Sociology, South Asian Affairs and the research areas include; Conflict Management & Transformation, Human Security, CBMs & Micro-Disarmament.

Prior to joining QAU, she worked as a Research Officer at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan from June 1996 to August 1999. She has also been on the Visiting Faculty list of the Intelligence Bureau Directorate and has rendered lectures as a guest speaker at the PAF Air War College, Karachi, National Defence University, Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi and Command and Staff College, Quetta.

She has rendered her expertise as an anchor and expert both in various current affairs programmes. Salma Malik has many publications to her credit and has co-authored various books including; Small Arms and the Security Debate in South Asia, RCSS Policy Studies, No. 33, and Manohar Publications, New Delhi, 2005.

She has also participated in the 8th IISS Asian Security Summit, the ShangriLa Dialogue, organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Singapore.

Salma Malik received the following Awards and certificates;

Awarded a Fellowship under the South Asian Regional Fellowship Programme by the Social Science Research Council, New York on 'Revisiting Pakistan through Popular Culture'- 'A Comparative study of India and Pakistan' (June 2007)

Certificate in International Humanitarian Law for Working Professionals, by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Islamabad, Pakistan (May 2006)

Awarded fellowship by the Social Science Research Council under the South Asia Research Fellowship Program, on Pakistan: A Praetorian State or Crisis of Governance? (2005-6)

Diploma in Advance International Programme in Conflict Resolution, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden (2004)

Mahbub-ul-Haque Research Award 2003 for collaborative research on non-traditional security issues, on 'Introducing the Small Arms Debate in the Security Discourse of South Asia.' (2003)

Awarded University Research Fund to conduct research on 'Towards a Viable Nuclear Risk Reduction Regime in South Asia,' for year 2003- 04