Shafqat Mahmood

Shafqat Mahmood is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, and Federal Minister for National History and Literary Heritage, in office since 20 August 2018. 

Christophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King’s India Institute, and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). He also teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris) and is an Overseas Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research interests include: theories of nationalism and democracy; mobilization of the lower castes and untouchables in India; Hindu nationalist movement; ethnic conflicts in Pakistan; the Dargah culture (with special reference to Ajmer sharif as a shared sacred space) and the relations between businessmen and politicians in India (with special reference to Gujaratis). He is the author of ‘Revisiting Nationalism’ and ‘The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience. His most recent work, ‘Saffron ‘Modernity’ in India: Narendra Modi and His Experiment with Gujarat’ is scheduled to be released in 2019.

Akeel Bilgrami

Akeel Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He has two relatively independent sets of intellectual interests–in the Philosophy of Mind and Language, and in Political Philosophy and Moral Psychology especially as they surface in politics, political economy, history, and culture. His book Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. He is contracted to publish two small books in the very near future, one called “What is a Muslim?” and another on Gandhi’s philosophy, situating Gandhi’s thought in seventeenth century dissent in England and Europe and more broadly within the Radical Enlightenment and the radical strand in the Romantic tradition. He is also the editor of the books Democratic Culture (2011), Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? – with Jonathan Cole (2014), Marx, Gandhi, and Modernity (2014), and Beyond the Secular West (2016).

Richard J Evans

Sir Richard J. Evans is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and Birkbeck College, London. His general area of research interest is modern German and European history, especially social and cultural history, since the mid-nineteenth century. He also has an interest in historiography and the history of the discipline of history. Since acting as principal expert witness in the David Irving libel trial before the High Court in London in 2000, his work has dealt with Holocaust denial and the clash of epistemologies when history enters the courtroom. He has published a large-scale history of the Third Reich in three volumes. He has also been Editor of the Journal of Contemporary History since 1998 and a judge of the Wolfson Literary Award for History since 1993. Over the years, his work has won the Wolfson Literary Award for History and the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History among others. His most recent book is on British historians and the European Continent and he is currently completing a book on the years 1815-1914 for the Penguin History of Europe. He is PI for the Leverhulme-funded 5-year project on Conspiracy and Democracy.

Gauri Viswanathan

Gauri Viswanathan is Class of 1933 Professor in the Humanities and Director of the South Asia Institute at Columbia University. She has published widely on education, religion, and culture; nineteenth-century British and colonial cultural studies; and the history of modern disciplines. She is the author of “Outside the Fold: Conversion, Modernity, and Belief” which won the Harry Levin Prize awarded by the American Comparative Literature Association, the James Russell Lowell Prize awarded by the Modern Language Association of America, and the Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Prize awarded by the Association for Asian Studies. Among her recent publications are “In Search of Madame Blavatsky: Reading the Exoteric, Retrieving the Esoteric,” published in Representations, and “Conversion and the Idea of the Secret,” published in Nineteenth-Century Literature. She was honored with the Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching in 2017-2018.

Ayesha Jalal

Ayesha Jalal is a Pakistani-American historian who serves as the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University, and was the recipient of the 1998 MacArthur Fellow. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985, to work as a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and later as Academy Scholar at the Harvard University’s Academy for International and Area Studies. In 1999, she joined Tufts University as a tenured professor. She is the author of “The Struggle for Pakistan: A Muslim Homeland and Global Politics” and “The Pity of Partition: Manto’s Life, Times and Work Across the India Pakistan Divide, The Lawrence Stone Lectures April 2011”. The bulk of her work deals with the creation of Muslim identities in modern South Asia.

Kama Maclean

Dr Kama Maclean is Associate Professor of South Asian and World History in the School of Humanities (FASS) and editor of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, published by the South Asian Studies Association of Australia. Kama’s first book, Pilgrimage and Power: the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Kentish Anand Coomaraswamy Prize, by the Association of Asian Studies in the USA.  She also served as the Professorial Research Fellow at the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain for one year where she began to research and write about anticolonial activism in interwar India, a project which focuses largely on the ways in which the actions of what the British called ‘the violence movement’ impacted on the broader nationalist movement. She has written several articles on this topic and her book, “A Revolutionary History of Interwar India: Violence, Image, Voice and Text” was published by Hurst & Co (London) and Oxford University Press (New York), 2015 and Penguin (New Delhi, 2016). In 2012, Kama was awarded an ARC Discovery Grant to complete a project on the extent and impact of social and political relationships between Indians and Australians in the early twentieth century.

Christine L. Corton

Christine L. Corton is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a freelance writer. She worked for many years at publishing houses in London like Hamish Hamilton and Penguin, and was Production Director at Boxtree Books. Dr. Corton is also Chair of the Lunchtime Seminar Series at Wolfson College and also sits on the Committee of the Humanities Society. She has authored “London Fog: The Biography” which was published in 2015.

Nermeen Shaikh

Nermeen Shaikh is the Co-host and Produces for ‘Democracy Now’ which is an independent daily global news hour. She has worked at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad and the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. She is on the editorial board of the journal Development (based in Rome) and has recently published The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power” (Columbia UP, 2007).

Dr. Janaki Bakhle

Janaki Bakhle served as Director of the South Asia Institute at Columbia University from 2009 to 2016 and also an Associate Professor with tenure at the Department of History at Columbia University from July 2010 to 2013. Her research interests include Intellectual History of Religion and Politics and Modern India. She is the author of “Two Men and Music: Nationalism and the Making of an Indian Classical Tradition” which was shortlisted for the Hutch Crossword Book Award (India); and the Lionel Trilling Award, Columbia University. She has also received numerous awards and fellowships including the Hettleman Award for Junior Faculty Research in 2005 and the Senior Short-term Fellowship, American Institute of lndian Studies in 2007.

Dibyesh Anand

Dibyesh Anand is the Head of Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminister which he joined as an Associate Professor in 2007.   He has authored “Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination”, “Tibet: A Victim of Geopolitics”, and “Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear”. His current is on two different manuscripts – one on the disputed Himalayan border of China and India and the other on competing perspectives on Tibetan history, present and future.

Aqil Shah

Aqil Shah is a political scientist and the Wick Cary Assistant Professor of South Asian Politics in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is also a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research interests include democratic transitions, military coups, institutional norms and South Asian security issues. His work has appeared in or is forthcoming in International Security, Perspectives on Politics, Democratization, Journal of Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, the Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs and Asian Survey as well as several edited volumes. He is the author of The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan (Harvard University Press, 2014). Prior to his academic career, Dr. Shah was a policy advisor in the Asia-Pacific Governance Program of the United Nations Development Program, and a senior analyst in the South Asia office of the International Crisis Group.

Happymon Jacob

Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor of Disarmament Studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University where he teaches courses on Nuclear Disarmament, India’s Foreign Policy, and National Security & International Relations.  Jacob is a frequent Op-Ed Contributor to The Hindu, India’s leading English language daily. He has been organizing and/or participating in the three most influential Indian-Pakistan track-two dialogues: Chaophraya Dialogue, Pugwash India-Pakistan Dialogue and, the Ottawa India-Pakistan Dialogue.  Jacob also serves as the Honorary Director of the Chaophraya Dialogue (India Chapter) based out of the Australia India Institute, New Delhi. He has authored “India & Pakistan: Pathways Ahead” (2007) and “HIV/AIDS as a Security Threat to India” (2005).

Neeti Nair

Neeti Nair is an associate professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses on modern South Asian history and politics. She is the author of “Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India” (2011). Her articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals, including Modern Asian Studies, Indian Economic and Social History Review, and the Economic and Political Weekly, as well as the Indian Express and India Today. Nair has held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the Mellon Foundation. She spent 2017-18 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars working on her book project, “Blasphemy: A South Asian History”, which is to be published with Harvard University Press.

Miles Taylor

Miles Taylor is a historian of 19th-century Britain, and an academic administrator. Since 2004, he has been a Professor of History at the University of York and between 2008 and 2014 he was Director of the University of London’s Institute of Historical Research. He has previously taught at Southampton, King’s College London, and Cambridge. He has authored “The Decline of British Radicalism, 1847-1860”, “Wellington’s World: The Duke of Wellington and the Making of the British Empire” and most recently he has published “Empress: Queen Victoria and India” in 2018. Recently he was commissioned by Cambridge University Press to be the General Editor of its new five volume History of Britain.

John Zubrzycki

John Zubrzycki is a Sydney-based author, journalist and researcher, specializing in South Asia, in particular India. He has worked in India as a diplomat, consultant, tour guide and correspondent for The Australian, The South China Morning Post and The Christian Science Monitor. His background is in South Asian history and Hindi. He is the best-selling author of “The Last Nizam: An Indian Prince in the Australian Outback” (2006 Pan Macmillan, Australia; 2007 Picador, India) and “The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy” (2013 Random House, India; 2017 Transit Lounge, Australia). His latest book “Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic” is published in by Hurst (UK), Oxford University Press (USA) and Scribe (Australia). It is published in India as “Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns: A Magical History of India” by Picador. As an author he is represented by Curtis Brown Australia and the Red Ink Literary Agency in India.

Samina Yasmeen

Samina Yasmeen AM is a specialist in political and strategic development in South Asia and the role of Islam in world politics. She has published articles on the position of Pakistani and Middle Eastern women, the role of Muslims in Australia, and India–Pakistan relations. Her current research focuses on the role of Islamic groups in Pakistan’s foreign policy. On Australian and international media, she is a regular commentator on issues relating to Islam, Pakistan, and Muslim immigrants in Pakistan.

Cemil Aydin

Dr. Cemil Aydin is a Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Cemil Aydin’s research interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires. His research and publications offer new ways to understand the historical roots of the contemporary world order by describing the process of imperial era conflicts and decolonization, especially from the perspective of non-Western actors of the Muslim world and East Asia. Other research and teaching interests deal with questions of internationalism and orientalism, and modern world history. He is the author of “The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History” (2017) and “The politics of anti-Westernism in Asia” (2007).

Ramani Durvasula

Dr. Ramani Durvasula is Professor of Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2012. In 2002, Dr. Durvasula was the recipient of the prestigious Emerging Scholar Award from the American Association of University Women.  She has presented numerous conference papers and written wide ranging peer reviewed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics including psychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS, women’s health, and mental illness.  She is the author of the “Should I Stay or Should I Go:  Surviving a Relationship With a Narcissist” and “You Are WHY You Eat: Change Your Food Attitude, Change Your Life”. For the past 15 years Dr. Durvasula has conducted research on a variety of issues including the neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV, sexual risk behaviors, substance use, psychosocial factors and health, eating disorders, health and ethnicity, and health behaviors including eating, preventative health, and sexuality.   She is presently the Principal Investigator of the NIMH Funded Health Adherence Research Project – Phase II (HARP-II).

Jean-Marie Lafont

Dr. Jean-Marie Lafont has a Ph.D. in Greek Archaeology and a Doctorat d’Etat in Modern History. He has taught at the University of Libya (Benghazi), Punjab University (Lahore), Université de Lyon 3 and University of Delhi. His publications include La présence française dans le royaume sikh du Penjab 1822-1849 (1992, for which he received the Giles Award of the Institut de France in 1995), Indika. He has authored several publications including “Essays in Indo-French Relations 1630-1976” (2000), and “Maharaja Ranjit: Singh Lord of the Five Rivers” (2002).

Mamadou Diouf

Mamadou Diouf is the Leitner Family Professor of African Studies and the Director of Columbia University’s Institute for African Studies. Before joining the faculty at Columbia University, he was the Charles D. Moody Jr. Collegiate Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Michigan. His research interests include urban, political, social and intellectual history in colonial and postcolonial Africa. His publications include “Tolerance, Democracy, and Sufis in Senegal” (2013) and “New Perspectives on Islam in Senegal: Conversion, Migration, Wealth, and Power” (2009). Professor Diouf is a member of the editorial board of several professional journals including the ‘Journal of African History’ (Cambridge), ‘Psychopathologie Africaine’ (Dakar), ‘la vie des idées.fr’ (Paris) and ‘New National Histories in Africa’ published by Palgrave MacMillan.

Shalini Sharma

Dr. Shalini Sharma is a Lecturer in Colonial/Post Colonial History at Keele University in the UK. Prior to this she also taught at the London School of Economics for 4 years where I was Teaching Fellow in International History 2003-2005. Her research interests include effects of empire on the politics of South Asia. Her first monograph was “Governance and Sedition: Radical Politics in Late-Colonial Punjab” (2010)

Kei Miller

Kei Miller has been a visiting writer at York University, Canada; the Department of Library Services in the Britih Virgin Islands; Vera Rubin Fellow at Yaddo; and International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa. His first book was a collection of short stories, Fear of Stones and other stories (2006), shortlisted for a Commonwealth Writers Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region, Best First Book), and this was followed by two poetry collections – Kingdom of Empty Bellies (2006) and There Is An Anger That Moves (2007). His first novel, The Same Earth, was published in 2008. He has authored “The Last Warner Woman” (2010) and “A Light Song of Light” (2010), shortlisted for the 2010 John Llewellyn-Rhys Memorial Prize. His most recent works include “By the Rivers of Babylon” (2017) and “Augustown” (2016). He is also the editor of New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology (2007), and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow.

Owen Bennett-Jones

Owen Bennett-Jones is a freelance British journalist and a former relief host of Newshour on the BBC World Service. As a former BBC correspondent having been based in several countries, he also regularly reports from around the world. He has authored “Pakistan and the Karakoram Highway” (2004) and “Pakistan: Eye of the Storm” (2002).

Feisal Hussain Naqvi

Feisal Hussain Naqvi is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School. He writes regularly for both Pakistani and international publications on issues regarding governance and politics. 

Hussain Nadim

Hussain Nadim is the Director of South Asia Study Group at the University of Sydney where he is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate.

Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi, an award-winning Pakistani journalist, is the editor-in-chief of The Friday Times, a Lahore-based political weekly, and the Anchor/Analyst of AAP Network.

Chris Moffat

Chris Moffat is a political and intellectual historian of modern South Asia with an interest in the shape and form of history’s ‘public life’ across the broader postcolonial world. 

Sarah Suhail

Sarah is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Governance and Policy, ITU, and a PhD Candidate at Arizona State University.

Murad Khan Mumtaz

Murad Khan Mumtaz is a Pakistani-American scholar who examines historical intersections of art, literature and religious expression in South Asia. His primary research focuses on devotional portraiture with a special interest in representations of Muslim saints in early modern India.

Nadhra Khan

Nadhra Khan’s primary area of research and interest is 19th Century Sikh Art and Architectural Ornament in the Punjab, but she also focuses on Mughal Art and Architecture (16th to 18th century).

Hussain Mohi-ud-Din

Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri is a scion of a distinct scholarly, religious and spiritual family who has inherited his intellectual tastes and literary capabilities from his grandfather Dr Farid-ud-Din Qadri and his father Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri.

Salman Abid

Salman Abid is a renowned indo-pak journalist and media practitioner for several years. He has done tremendous work with great contribution towards Media.

Kalyan Singh Kalyan

Kalyan Singh Kalyan is Assistant Professor at GCU (Government College University)

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones is an author and historian, who is also Honorary Secretary of the British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA).

Qasim Jafri

Qasim Jafri is a literary critic.

Théo Clément

Théo Clément is a Research Associate at Project Alpha. He focuses on China-DPRK-related issues and economic sanctions.

Maria Sultan

Maria Sultan, Director General of the South Asian Strategic Stability Insititue (SASSI) was formerly the deputy director of South Asian Strategic Stability Unit at the Bradford Disarmament Research Centre.

Hina Rabbani Khar

Hina Rabbani Khar is a Pakistani politician who served as the 21st Foreign Minister of Pakistan from February 2011 until March 2013.

Ejaz Haider

Ejaz Haider has been a newspaperman for two decades, starting his career at The Frontier Post, Lahore. During his career he has held several editorial positions and was the News Editor of The Friday Times and Executive Editor of Daily Times

Shaista Sonu Sirajjudin

Shaista Sonu Sirajjudin did her M.Litt. from Somerville College, Oxford.  She is Professor and Chairperson Of Department of English Language & Literature at The University of the Punjab.

Tariq Rahman

Dr Tariq Rahman is HEC Distinguished National Professor Emeritus & Dean, School of Education, Beaconhouse National University.

Usman Qasmi

Usman Qasmi is Assistant Professor (History) at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law since January 2012.

Mohammad Waseem

Dr. Mohammad Waseem is Professor of Political Science at Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences. He was Chairman of the International Relations Department, Quaid-e-Azam University, and Islamabad. He has written on ethnic, Islamic, constitutional, electoral and sectarian politics of Pakistan. 

Afiya S. Zia

Professor Dr. Afiya S. Zia is an independent scholar and a feminist activist. She has been part of the continual pro-democracy activism in Pakistan, and an active member of Women’s Action Forum, which directly challenged General Zia-ul-Haq’s so-called religious state.

Fauzia Viqar

Fauzia Viqar specializes in women’s empowerment with a focus on legislative and policy advocacy and community development.  With over 15 years of professional and voluntary work with government and civil society organizations.

Susan Loughhead

Susan Loughhead is a civil servant in the Department for International Development. From 2010 to 2013 she was seconded to NATO’s headquarters in Afghanistan, and then led the department’s governance reform work in the British Embassy.

Afrasiab Khattak

Afrasiab Khattak is a retired Senator and an analyst of regional affairs. Afrasiab Khattak is a politician from Kohat, Pukhtoonkhwa, Pakistan. He is currently provincial president of the Awami National Party in North-West Frontier Province.

Rupert Stone

Rupert Stone is an independent journalist working on national security, with a focus on the US, UK, and – increasingly – Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran.

Ahmad Rafay Alam

Ahmad Rafay Alam is a Pakistani environment lawyer and activist.  After a decade of practice, ending as Senior Associate to Dr. Parvez Hassan (YLS 1963), in 2013 Rafay merged his experience in civil, corporate and constitutional law with his passion for public interest environment litigation.

Aalene Mahum Aneeq

Aalene Mahum Aneeq is a Teaching Fellow in History at the Center for Governance and Policy, ITU. Previously, she was an Ertegun scholar at the University of Oxford where her research focused on gender and political activism in the context of Pakistan.

Ali Cheema

Ali Cheema is Associate Professor of Economics and the Head of the Economics Department. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a PhD in Economics.

Rukhsana David

Dr. Rukhsana David principal Kinnaird College Lahore.

Dr. Butt

Dr. Butt is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Political Science; Secretary Executive Committee of GCU Endowment Fund Trust; and Honorary Secretary of the Old Ravians Union. He’s contributed in several research journals, supervised several Bachelors and MPhil theses, and is also supervising four PhD theses. He’s traveled to China, Germany, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, India, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Turkey for administrative and research purposes.

Moeed W. Yusuf

Moeed W. Yusuf is the associate vice president of the Asia center at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Yusuf has been engaged in expanding USIP’s work on Pakistan/South Asia since 2010.

Salman Akram Raja

Salman Akram Raja (LL.M 2001) is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan who regularly appears as counsel in cases of far reaching constitutional as well as corporate and commercial importance. Apart from his adversarial and pro bono work Mr. Raja has appeared as amicus curiae before the Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Provincial High Courts in several cases.

Reema Omer

REEMA OMER. International Legal Advisor, South Asia, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri

Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri is a senior politician who served as the Foreign Minister from 2002-2007, and is currently a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Abdul Aleem Khan 

Abdul Aleem Khan is a Pakistani politician who is the current Provincial Minister of Punjab for Local Government and Community Development.

Jugnu Mohsin

Jugnu Mohsin is a Pakistani progressive journalist who serves as an editor of The Friday Times and is a member-elect of Provincial Assembly of Punjab from Okara District. 

Ishtiaq Ahmed

Ishtiaq Ahmed is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University; Visiting Professor Government College University; and, Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He has written a number of books and won many awards.

Sughra Sadaf

Dr. Sughra Sadaf is a renowned literary figure. Her academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Philosophy, a Masters in Urdu and Political Science respectively. She is dispensing her duties in the capacity of Director of PILAC since August, 2010.

Jean-Marie Lafont

Jean-Marie Lafont, PhD (Lyons), worked twelve years in Lahore and twenty-two years in New Delhi. His research on La présence française dans le royaume Sikh du Penjab won him a D. Litt from the University of Paris 3 (published in 1992 by Ecole Française d’Extrême- Orient) and was awarded the Giles Award by the French Academy in 1995.

Iqbal Chawla

Iqbal Chawla currently, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Professor & Chairman, Department of History, University of the Punjab, Lahore, has published numerous articles in national and international research journals.

Raza Ahmad Rumi

Raza Ahmad Rumi is a Pakistani policy analyst, journalist and an author. He is Director, Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department. Raza is also Visiting Faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs.

Aima Khossa

News Editor at The Friday Times. Formerly Express Tribune. 

S. Akbar Zaidi

S. Akbar Zaidi is a Visiting Professor for 2010 – 2011. He holds a joint appointment with SIPA and the Department of the Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.

Musadik Malik

Dr. Musadik Malik is Member of the Senate of Pakistan, since March 2018. He was special Assistant to PM for Water and Power. Prior to this, Dr. Malik was previously serving as PM’s advisor for Water and Energy.

Fakir Syed

Mr Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, OBE, FCA, has had a distinguished professional career as a Chartered Accountant at a senior level in the private and public sectors, both in Pakistan and abroad.

In addition, he is an internationally recognized art-historian and author of more than a dozen books.

Aziz Ahmad

Ambassador Aziz Ahmad Khan joined Pakistan’s Foreign Service in 1969. He served in various capacities in Pakistan Missions in Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Maputo, Vienna and Lisbon. He was also posted as Deputy Chief of Mission at New Delhi and Consul General at Los Angeles.

Waheed Arshad

Lieutenant General (R) Waheed Arshad, a retired three-star general in the Pakistan Army who served as the Chief of General Staff (CGS) at the General Headquarters, the most coveted posting in the Army, is the only Pakistani in the advisory board of the recently set up Indo-Pak Conflict Monitor (IPCM), based in India.

Sadia Tasleem

Sadia Tasleem is a lecturer at Quaid-i-Azam University’s Department of Defense and Strategic Studies in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Sir Tim

Sir Tim is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has over thirty years of experience as a diplomat, which have taken him to parts of the world as diverse as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and France.

Miradna Hussain

Miranda Hussain is the Deputy Managing Editor, Daily Times. 

Tahir Kamran

Dr. Tahir Kamran is Associate Professor in History and currently Head of the Department at Government College University Lahore, Pakistan. He is a notable Pakistani historian and former Iqbal fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Ziyad Faycal

Ziyad Faycal is feature editor at The Friday Times and Journalist at Naya Daur team.

Osama Siddique

Dr. Osama Siddique is a legal scholar, policy reform advisor and author. He is an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Lahore, Pakistan.

Musharraf Ali Farooqi

Musharraf Ali Farooqi is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Between Clay and Dust (Finalist, Man Asia Literary Prize 2012), and The Story of a Widow (Finalist, DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, 2008; longlisted for IMPAC/Dublin Literary Prize). He is the translator, among other works, of the internationally acclaimed epic, The Adventures of Amir Hamza (Modern Library Classic), called “a gift to world literature” by world media.

Faisal Bari

Faisal Bari is an Associate Professor of Economics at LUMS. He is also the Director of Academic Programmes at the School of Education (SOE) at LUMS. His current teaching interests are in the areas of economics of education, game theory, microeconomics and industrial organization.

Fawad Hussain Chaudhry

Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, is a Pakistani politician who is the current Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, in office since 20 August 2018.

Syed Fahd Husain

Syed Fahd Husain is a renowned news media professional with over 25 years of experience in journalism.

Mehmal Sarfarz

Mehmal Sarfarz is Produer, Khabar Kay Peechay at NEO TV Network.

Miftah Ismail

Miftah Ismail Former Finance Minister.

Hafeez Pasha

Hafeez Pasha Former Finance Minister.

Sawail Hussain

Sawail Hussain Academic and Economist

Jamshed Kazi

Mr. Jamshed Kazi , Country Representative of UN Women in Pakistan

Prior to assuming his current job, Mr. Jamshed Kazi was Director of UNDP’s Global Policy Centre (Oslo Governance Centre) in Norway. From 2010-2014, he was global Practice Manager of the Democratic Governance portfolio at UNDP headquarters.

Marvia Malik

Marvia Malik is a Pakistani newsreader and media figure. She became the first openly transgender newsreader to appear on Pakistani television when she made her debut in 2018.

Shaista Aziz

Shaista Aziz is an English journalist, writer, stand-up comedian, Labour Party politician, councillor for Rose Hill and Iffley in Oxford City Council, and former international aid worker of Kashmiri-Pakistani descent.

Aisha Sarwari

Aisha Sarwari, a columnist and author, is joined Jazz as Director Communications,

Ms. Sarwari heads Corporate Communications & Sustainability functions at the company.

Omer Adil

Omer Adil is media personality and anchor.

Khalid Zaheer

Dr. Khalid Zaheer has a Ph.D. in Islamic Banking from the University of Wales, as well as an intensive formal religious education in Islam. Dr. Zaheer has a deep and incisive understanding of the very relevant issue of Islam and modernity and has taught courses on Islamic ethics, traditions and economics.

Rabia Akhtar

Rabia Akhtar is Director, Centre for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore.

Khalid Banuri

Air Commodore Khalid Banuri was the Director. Arms Control & Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) at the Strategic Plans Division (SPD), An organization of the National Command Authority. The National Command Authority (NCA) of Pakistan is the Pakistani organization responsible for policy formulation, and exercises employment and development control over all strategic nuclear forces and strategic organizations.

Sajida vandal

Sajida vandal is Architect at Pervaiz Vandal & Associates.  She also serves as CEO THAAP. She served as principal of NCA previously.


Dr. Mujtaba is serving as commissioner of Lahore. Dr. Mujtaba has also been a member of Punjab Revenue Authority. He has served as program Director in Punjab Resources Management Programs, as Director in ESRA programs, as Programme Specialist in Agha Khan Rural Support Programs in Islamabad.

MuKamran Lashari jtaba

Director General at Walled City of Lahore Authority

Kamran Lashari took up the assignment of Sustainable Development at the Walled City of Lahore Authority with the Punjab Government, soon after retiring as Federal Secretary.

Imrana Tiwana

Imrana Tiwana is an architect-urban development expert-environmental planner.

Nadeem F. Paracha

Nadeem F. Paracha is a Pakistani journalist, author and cultural critic. He writes a column in the Dawn newspaper under the title Smokers’ Corner.

Sabahat Zakriya

Sabahat Zakriya is deputy editor at The News.

Arkady Ostrovsky

Arkady Ostrovsky is Russia and Eastern Europe editor for The Economist.  Prior to this role, he was the Moscow Bureau Chief for the Economist reporting on the annexation of Crimea and the war in Ukraine among many other subjects.

Saeed Shafqat

Dr Saeed Shafqat joined FCC in 2007 as a Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Governance. Besides working on preparation of postgraduate academic programs in Public Policy, he started the publication of Research and News Quarterly at CPPG. Since 2005, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Affairs and Public Policy (SIPA), Columbia University (New York, USA).

Makhdom Hashim Bakht

Makhdom Hashim Bakht prior to contesting the general elections in 2013 he was associated with the Banking sector and served as Vice President, Corporate & Investment Banking division at Citibank. He has been elected as Member, Provincial Assembly of the Punjab in general elections 2013 and is functioning as Chairman, Standing Committee on Finance.

Ijaz Nabi

Ijaz Nabi Professor from LUMS.


Monis Rehman

Monis Rehman CEO Rozee.pk


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