Conference Papers & Professional Meetings

Presented paper in two-day workshop on South Asian Nuclear Project: Understanding South Asia's Nuclear Crisis Behavior, Social Science Research Council, Washington, DC, January 16-18, 2004
Re-inventing Pakistan: Islam, Security and Democracy-What is changing? Conference on Islamization and the Pakistani Economy, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., January 27, 2004.
Presented paper at the 19th Annual South Asia Conference at the University of California, Berkeley. Professors Peter Lavoy and Charles Kennedy were the other members of the panel. Presented a paper titled:
Experimenting Democratic Governance: the impact of Local Government Ordinance 2001 on Pakistani Bureaucracy, February 13-14, 2004.
Pakistan and US Relations: A strategic partner or a front line state again? The University Seminar, Columbia University, May 3, 2004.
Prospects for Peace in South Asia: 2nd Conference on South Asian Security January 21 & 22, 2003, Bechtel Conference Center, Stanford University; participated and presented a paper: Does the Islamic world really matter in South Asia: a Historical and Prospective View.
Organized first International Conference on Pakistan at Columbia University. April 11-13, 2003.
Participated in the conference on Reconstructing Afghanistan: Challenges and Opportunities, organized by the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University, September 25, 2003.
Two day Colloquium on Rethinking India's political Economy, Southern Asian Institute and Barnard College at Columbia University, New York, November 15-16, 2003.
US- Pakistan and South Asia: Future Directions, Social Science Research Council Washington, D.C. February 27, 2002.
54th Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies, held April 4-7, 2002, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D.C. Delivered presentations in two panels (I) Civil Society Unbridled? The Civil Society under the Military Regime in Pakistan Today (ii) The Bush Administration and South Asia: Change or Continuity?
Religious Groups and Politics in Pakistan, Conference on Pakistan: Islam and Civil Society at the Dawn of the 21st Century, School of International Service, American University, Washington, and D.C April 8, 2002.
Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia: Causes and Consequences of the Kargil Conflict, May 29- 01 June 2002, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California. Presented paper: "The Impact of Kargil on Pakistani Politics and Society."
Taking Pakistan into the 21st Century: The Economic and Political Challenges, Wilson Center's Asia Program and the Pakistan America Institute, Washington, D.C July 24th, 2002. Presented a paper on Crisis of Governance and Constitutional Changes in Pakistan.
The 31st Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, October 10-13, 2002, presented on two panels; Insurgency, Terrorism, Conventional and Nuclear Wars and Does the US make a Difference in Stabilizing South Asia? National Advisory Council on South Asian Affairs.
US-Asia Relations Today: A New 'New World Order'? December 2-4, 2002 International Colloquium, CERI-Sciences Po, 56 rue Jacob, Paris (France). Presented a paper; "The United States and Pakistan: Again a Frontline State or a Strategic Partner?"
One day workshop on The Muslim Minorities in New York City Project, The Middle East Institute and Center for Urban Research and Policy at SIPA, April 30, 2001.
Eighth Annual Associated Press/Harriman Institute Conference on Ten Years of Independent Russia: Problems and Prospects, May 04, 2001.
Jointly sponsored conference by the UN and Columbia University on Urbanizing World and the UN Habitat II, June 4-6, 2001.
Served on the Organizing Committee and participated in the International Conference on Urdu Scholarship in Transnational Perspective organized by Southern Asian Institute, Columbia University, September 28-30, 2001.
Lectured on America, Pakistan, and the Emerging World Order, The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, and Washington, D.C., October 15, 2001.
30th Annual South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin at Madison; presented a paper on Federalism and Decentralization in Pakistan: Old Problems New Challenges. Discussant on panels on Marginal Peoples and Wandering Borders: The Integration of Autonomous Regions and Unruly Space into Pakistani State. Pakistan and Taliban, October 18-21, 2001.
One-day Workshop for Educators on the World Islam after the WTC, Columbia University and five other institutes, November 02, 2001.
Explaining Linkages; Domestic Structures and Good Governance: A case study of Pakistan, D-8 Conference on Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, February 20 - 21, 1999.
Democracy in Pakistan; Value Change and Challenges in Institution Building, 14th annual general meeting of the P.S.D.E., January 28 - 30, 1999.
International Conference on Peace and Security in South Asia after India-Pakistan Nuclear Tests. Organized by Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; December 3-5, 1998.
Presented a Paper at Conference on Fifty Years of Pakistan: Retrospective and Perspectives at Paris France. Organized by Pakistan and French Governments under a Cultural Exchange Program; June 2-8, 1998.
Seventh Afro-Asian Philosophy Association Conference, Presented a Paper on Changing Value Structure in Pakistan: Tradition Vs Modernity, 1997.
Presented a Paper at Conference on Canada Today, Organized by Area Study Center, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1996.
Organized a Workshop on the Civil Services of Pakistan: Challenges and Opportunities, at the Civil Services Academy, (DMG Campus), Lahore, 1995.
Conference on the US and World Order, Organized by Area Study Center for Africa and North and South America, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, October 11-12, 1994.
Conference organized by National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, June 06, 1994.
Conference organized by National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, Islamabad; August 30, 1994.
Conference organized by National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad on, December 4-5, 1994.
U.S.A.I.D Workshop on Democracy in Asia, Katmandu, Nepal, Presented a Paper on "Trends toward Democratization in Asia," 1992.
Key Note Address on the Inter-Services Public Relations Conference on Defense and Media, 1991.
All Pakistan Political Science Conference, Karachi University. Presented a paper on "Political Culture of Pakistan and National Integration," 1991.
International Seminar on Quaid-i-Azam, Organized by Ministry of Education, Islamabad, 1989.
International Seminar on "National Stability and Regional Security in South Asia, Islamabad, Organized by Department of International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, June 26-28, 1988.
Workshop on writings on PAKISTAN by Pakistani Authors, Organized by NIPS, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, March 26, 1988.
Workshop on PAKISTAN STUDIES, organized by National Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1986.
Discussant in the National Seminar on Problems and Prospects of the Discipline of History in Pakistan held at the University Grants Commission Islamabad, 1985.
Organizing Secretary, All Pakistan Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai Congress, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1979.
Panel Discussant and Academic Secretary in Various Sessions of International Congress on Quaid-i-Azam, held under the auspices of Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, 1976.
Pakistan History Congress, Academic Secretary in various sessions, 1973.