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Faculty Profile

Dr Muhammad Shoaib Pervez

Chairperson Department of Political Science and International Relations, Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Pervez joined the University of Management and Technology in April 2016 as an Associate Professor of Political Science. He is also the Chair of the Political Science Department in the Faculty of Social Science at UMT. Previously he has worked as Assistant Professor at the Lahore School of Economics (2012-16) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Punjab University, Lahore (2011-12). Pervez did his PhD (International Relations) from Leiden University, Holland in the year 2010. He has won the prestigious Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan Overseas Scholarship for PhD studies abroad (2007-2010). His PhD dissertation is on 'The socially constructed security dilemma between India-Pakistan: an exploration of norms for a security community'. His monograph, 'Security community in South-Asia: India-Pakistan' has been published across the globe by Routledge (2012, New York). This book has also been awarded the 'National Outstanding Research Award for the best book in Social Science category for the year 2012' by the Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan in March 2015. In this book he has argued for a normative understanding of a India-Pakistan security community, which is precursor to peace in this most volatile nuclear region of the world. He has also written articles in foreign peer reviewed journals like Contemporary South Asia, Religion Politics & Ideology and International Affairs (Chatham House UK). He has presented his papers in numerous conferences both local and abroad. 

Pervez is also an HEC approved PhD supervisor of International Relations. He was also the post-doctoral Fulbright fellow/ Visiting Scholar for the year 2014-15 at Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, SIPA, Columbia University, New York where he worked with Prof Robert Jervis. His working paper at SIPA was, 'The strategic culture (re)-conceptualized: can cultural compulsions cause irrational strategic decisions?’. His research interests lie in issues of security, strategic culture, identity politics and theories of International Relations particularly social constructivism.

He can be reached at [email protected]

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