Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais



Designation: Political Science Proffesor
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Lahore University of Management Science

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Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the 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 a Professor of Pakistan Studies at Columbia University, New York for 3 years, 1991-94. He was awarded the 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 Recovering the Frontier State: War, Ethnicity and State in Afghanistan (Lanham: Lexington Book, and Oxford University Press, 2008), 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) and editor of State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan (Oxford University Press, 1997).

Dr. Rais has published widely in professional journals on political and security issues pertaining to South Asia, Indian Ocean and Afghanistan. His current research interests are: "Pakistan's Western Borderlands: Tribe, State and the International System". At LUMS, Dr. Rais teaches courses on the theories of democratic transition, American government and politics and comparative politics. His most recent addition to his teaching portfolio is a course on the theory and practice of non-violence: Gandhi, King Jr, Ghaffar Khan and Nelson Mandela.

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irfan muzaffar ( faisalabad,Pakistan) Monday, May 30, 2011 6:35:03 AM (MDT - USA)
dr.bakhsh is a very risponceable person,a true politicel anelist and sencear pakistani. he allways have a clear minde.

rana abdul rauf ( islamabad,United Kingdom) Sunday, March 6, 2011 1:07:20 PM (MDT - USA)
sir you are doing good job.you are a clear minded man.

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