Prof. Dr. Francis Robinson
Professor of History of South Asia,
University of London
Francis Christopher Rowland Robinson is a British historian and academic who specializes in the history of South Asia and Islam. Since 1990, he has been Professor of History of South Asia at the University of London. He has twice been president of the Royal Asiatic Society: from 1997 to 2000, and from 2003 to 2006. Robinson’s research interests have focused on the Muslim world, with particular emphasis on the Muslims of South Asia, Muslim responses to modernity, learned and holy families, and religious and political change.
Dr. Rizwan Ullah Kokab
Professor of History and Pakistan Studies
Government College University, Pakistan.
Rizwan Ullah Kokab is a Professor at the Department of History and Pakistan Studies of the Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan. His areas of Interest include early modern South Asia, the early history of Pakistan, separatism, Islam, and Muslims in the Indo-Pak Subcontinent.
Dr. Abenante Diego
University of Trieste, Italy.
Diego Abenante is currently an Associate Professor of South Asian History at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Trieste. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Trieste, a Master of Arts in Modern History from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and a Ph.D. in History, Institutions and International Relations of the Extra-European Countries from the University of Pisa (1998). Since 1996, he has conducted research in South Asia, both in Pakistan and India, particularly in the areas of Lahore, Multan and Delhi.
Dr. Mehboob Hussain
University of the Punjab, Pakistan.
Mahboob Hussain is an Associate Professor at the Department of History & Pakistan Studies of the University of Punjab, Lahore. He completed his Ph.D. in 2013 and his M.Phil in 2006 from the University of Punjab, Lahore. His field of specialization includes; modern political history, institution building, state and society, and politics of Pakistan.
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khan
International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan,
Dr. Muhammad Khan has been Head of the International Relations Department at the NationalDefence University (NDU) Islamabad until July 18, 2016. He completed his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Karachi in 2002. He is the founding member of the Faculty of Contemporary Studies (FCS) in NDU and a pioneer of the International Relations Department at NDU. He also established the Department of Strategic Studies, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, and Department of Government and Public Policy in the National Defence University, Islamabad. He is currently a faculty member of the politics & IR department at the International Islamic University Islamabad. His areas of interest include Global Politics and International Relations theories, principles, diplomacy, regional and global issues. Dr. Khan has been a Member of the Prime Minister’s Foreign policy formulation team in the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia. Dr Khan has vast experience of teaching and research in Security Studies, International Relations, Defence Studies, Strategic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, and Humanities. He has contributed over 61 Research Publications related to national and international issues and has also written 1000 articles.
Prof. Dr. Marvin G. Weinbaum
University of Illinois/Middle East Institute,
Marvin G. Weinbaum is a professor emeritus of political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and served as an analyst for Pakistan and Afghanistan in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 1999 to 2003. He is currently the director for Pakistan Studies at The Middle East Institute. At Illinois, Dr. Weinbaum served for fifteen years as the director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. His research, teaching, and consultancies have focused on the issues of national security, state-building, democratization, and political economy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He is the author or editor of six books and has written more than 100 journal articles and book chapters.