Faculty Profile

Dr. Ejaz Akram

Associate Professor

Department Of Humanities&Social Sciences

Dr. Ejaz Akram joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS in August 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in World Politics (Specializations: Religion & Politics and Comparative Political Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He also holds two M.A. degrees; Master of Arts in Comparative & Regional Studies (Middle East & South Asia) from the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C., and Master of Arts in International Relations from CUA, Washington, D.C. Before joining LUMS, Dr. Akram was at the American University in Cairo and he has also been a part of the summer faculty of Franklin College, Switzerland.

Dr. Akram's research and teaching focuses on Islam and the Muslim world, but also the religio-political issues and political philosophies of Judaism, Christianity in the Western Traditions and Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism from among the Eastern Traditions. He teaches a variety of courses such as: Religion and World Politics, Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Islamic Political Philosophy, Western Political Philosophy, East Asia & the Muslim World, Islam & the West, and Philosophy & Politics of Global Ecology. Dr. Akram has published several books, scholarly articles, reviews and editorials, and appeared on several radio and television programs in North America, the Middle East and South Asia. Dr. Akram also engages in ‘academic journalism’ on television. In 2010-11, he hosted his weekly television show Discourse on Express TV Channel, which offered scholarly analysis and discussions on various subjects.

His book Ideals and Realities of Regional Integration in the Muslim World: The Case of the ECO, was published by Oxford University Press; He is currently working on his second book Spirit & Tradition: Ecology in World Wisdom Traditions; Some of his recent monographs/ articles are Political Philosophy of Iqbal in the Light of Tradition, Islam-Christian Relations: Impact of Western Missionary Activity on Coptic-Islamic Relations in Egypt; Crisis of Parliamentary Governance in Pakistan: An argument for Presidential Federalism, Globalization and the Muslim World: Modernity and the Roots of Conflict in Islam and Ummah and Transnational Muslim Solidarity.

His other scholarly works (Journal articles and Book Chapters) have focused on subjects relating to the interface of religious studies and political philosophy; religion and the dialogue of civilizations; and religious resurgence and fundamentalism. Those have appeared in refereed journals such as the Journal of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Iqbal Review and American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. He has also authored several book chapters and journal articles in the field of international relations and intelligence studies. Dr. Akram has also contributed to numerous dictionary and encyclopedia articles and has held editorial and academic positions in Europe, United States, Middle East and South Asia.

    • Case Study
      • Publication title: Political Economy of Health Service Delivery in KP & FATA: Polio Eradication Program

        Publisher: The World Bank

        Publication Name: Ejaz Akram

        Publication Date: 2015-04-01

      • Publication title: Political Economy of Education Service Delivery in Baluchistan: Baluchistan Education Support Fund

        Publisher: The World Bank

        Publication Name: Ejaz Akram

        Publication Date: 2015-04-01

    TitleSemesterCode
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2014-151401
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
    Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologyFall Semester 2014-151401
    Comparative World ReligionsFall Semester 2014-151401
    Islamic Civilization and the WestSpring Semester 2014-151402
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2014-151402
    Senior Project ISummer Semester 2014-151403
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2015-161501
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
    Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologyFall Semester 2015-161501
    Comparative World ReligionsFall Semester 2015-161501
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
    Dialogue and Critique in the Age of TerrorSpring Semester 2015-161502
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2015-161502
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2015-161503
    Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologyFall Semester 2016-171601
    Comparative World ReligionsFall Semester 2016-171601
    Directed Research ProjectFall Semester 2016-171601
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
    • Past Courses
      TitleSemesterCode
      Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
      Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
      Religion and World PoliticsAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
      Politics of the Middle EastSpring Qtr 2005-06503
      Introduction to Islamic Political PhilosophySpring Qtr 2005-06503
      Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
      Introduction to Political PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2006-07602
      Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and TheologyWinter Qtr 2006-07602
      SS Independent Study IWinter Qtr 2006-07602
      Politics of the Middle EastWinter Qtr 2006-07602
      Social Sciences Senior ProjectSpring Qtr 2006-07603
      Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
      Islamic Civilization and the WestAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
      Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and TheologyWinter Qtr 2007-08702
      Introduction to Islamic Political PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2007-08702
      SS Independent Study ISpring Qtr 2007-08703
      Social Sciences Senior ProjectSummer Qtr 2007-08704
      Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
      SS Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
      Global Politics of EnvironmentAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
      Senior ProjectAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
      Senior ProjectWinter Qtr 2008-09802
      Topics in Western Political PhWinter Qtr 2008-09802
      Independent StudyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
      Independent StudyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
      Independent StudySpring Qtr 2008-2009803
      Senior ProjectSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
      Independent StudySummer Qtr 2008-09804
      Independent StudySummer Qtr 2008-09804
      Senior ProjectSummer Qtr 2008-09804
      Religion and World PoliticsFall Semester 2009-10901
      Global Politics of EnvironmentFall Semester 2009-10901
      Islamic Civilization and the WestSpring Semester 2009-10902
      Independent StudySpring Semester 2009-10902
      Independent StudySpring Semester 2009-10902
      Senior Project ISpring Semester 2009-10902
      Islamic Political PhilosophySpring Semester 2009-10902
      Independent StudySummer Semester 2009-10903
      Religion and World PoliticsFall Semester 2010-111001
      Independent StudyFall Semester 2010-111001
      Independent StudyFall Semester 2010-111001
      Islamic Political PhilosophyFall Semester 2010-111001
      Senior Project ISpring Semester 2010-111002
      Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologySpring Semester 2010-111002
      Independent StudySummer Semester 2010-111003
      Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
      Senior Project ISpring Semester 2011-121102
      Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
      Religion and World PoliticsFall Semester 2012-131201
      Independent StudyFall Semester 2012-131201
      Independent StudyFall Semester 2012-131201
      Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
      Religion and World PoliticsSpring Semester 2012-131202
      Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
      Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
      Senior Project ISpring Semester 2012-131202
      Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologySpring Semester 2012-131202
      Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
      Religion and World PoliticsFall Semester 2013-141301
      Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
      Philosophy and Politics of Global EcologyFall Semester 2013-141301
      Religion and World PoliticsSpring Semester 2013-141302
      Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
      Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302