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Faculty Profile

Muhammad Usman Askari

Lecturer

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Muhammad Usman Askari joined School of Social Sciences, University  of Management and Technology, Lahore as a Lecturer in October 2012. He is also the Advisor of the Department of Political Science. Before joining UMT, he was working as journalist and served almost 6 years in different daily national newspapers. As a PhD scholar, Askari is working on China’s Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea:A Regional Responce. He has earned his two master degrees in International Relations and English Literature from the Punjab University. He was the Gold Medalist in MA International Relations from the Punjab University. He has done MPhil Political Science from the Punjab University and got distinction from the Political Science Department.

He is supervising many undergraduate and graduate students in their thesis mainly focused on the US Asia Pacific Policy, Territorial and Maritimes issues in South China Sea, Role of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Central Asia, China Pakistan Economic Corridor, and Iran-Indian Strategic Relations:A Pakistan Perspective. His main teaching areas encompass Theories of International Relations, International Politics of Asia Pacific, Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Analysis, Politics of Central Asia, Ancient and Modern Political Thoughts, Muslim Political Thought, Constitutional Law and Comparative Politics. His main areas of research in International Politics include Energy Politics in the South and Central Asia, Chinese foreign policy, US foreign policy, South China Sea Disputes, Muslim Insurgencies in the Far East Asian Countries ,War against terrorism, and in domestic politics include Politics of Provincialism, Federal and Provincial relations, Ethnic problems and their solutions, Water disputes among provinces etc.

He can be reached at [email protected]

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