Introduction

Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Rais has Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining LUMS, he served as

Dr. Rasul Bakhsh


Professional Achievements


Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr Rais has Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California Santa Barbara. Before joining LUMS, he served as Professor/Director, Area Study Centre and prior to that as Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, for nearly 22 years. He was Professor of Pakistan Studies at Columbia University, New York for 3 years, 1991-94.

He took Fulbright fellowship at Wake Forest University, 1997-98, Social Science Research Fellowship at Harvard, 1989-90, Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley, 1985-85.

 

He is author of War Without Winners: Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition after the Cold War (Oxford University Press, 1996), Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic, Political and Strategic Perspectives (Croom Helm, London, 1986), editor of State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan (Oxford University Press, 1997).

 

He has published widely in professional journals on political and security issues pertaining to South Asia, Indian Ocean and Afghanistan.