Azmat HassanHumanities and Social Sciences
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Azmat Hassan joined the Whitehead School of Diplomacy in the Fall of 2000 after thirty-three years as a diplomat for Pakistan. His career has included postings as Ambassador of Pakistan to Malaysia, Syria and Morocco, and Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. Azmat Hassan has represented the Whitehead School in numerous conferences and serves on the boards of organizations including the New Jersey division of the UNA-USA, the Center for War/Peace studies, and the Center for UN Reform Education. A frequent commentator on international affairs for television and radio, Azmat Hassan also writes widely on foreign affairs for the international press. His articles and perspectives appear regularly in the Daily Record of New Jersey, the New Jersey Star ledger and Dawn Karachi. Azmat Hassan was honored by King Mohammed VI of Morocco for his promotion of bilateral relations between Pakistan and Morocco. He holds an MA in Economics from Cambridge University and a M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. At LUMS, Azmat Hassan teaches courses on the Middle East and the politics of terrorism.
Azmat Hassan wrote blogs on international topics to WorldFocus, a webiste of Channel 13 in the United States from October 2009 to March 2010 until the website ceased publication. One of his blogs on Afghanistan was judged among the 10 best blogs posted by WorldFocus. The blogs can be accesed at WorldFocus' static website, www.worldfocus.org under the heading, "Perspectives".
MA, Cambridge University, UK
MSc, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad
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Azmat Hassan has completed a monograph on Countering Violent Extremism; The Fate of Tamil Tigers. The paper was published in 2009 by the EastWest Institute, a think tank based in New York City USA. The monograph can be accessed online at the EastWest Institute website, www.ewi.info under the caption "Violent Extremism".