Faculty Profile

Dr. Rasul Bakhsh Rais

Professor

Department Of Humanities&Social Sciences

Dr Rasul Bakhsh Rais is Professor of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Lahore since 2002. He took time off from LUMS and served at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad from August 2013 to December 2014. Dr Rais has Ph.D. in Political Science from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before joining LUMS, he remained associated with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad for nearly 22 years as Professor/Director, Area Study Centre and prior to that as Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations.  He was Quaid-i-Azam Distinguished Professor of Pakistan Studies at Columbia University, New York for 3 years, 1991-94.  He took Fulbright fellowship at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, 1997-98, Social Science Research Fellowship at Harvard, 1989-90, Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley, 1985-85.  He is author of Recovering the Frontier State: War, Ethnicity and State in Afghanistan (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2008), War Without Winners: Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition after the Cold War (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1996), Indian Ocean and the Superpowers: Economic, Political and Strategic Perspectives (London: Croom Helm, 1986), editor of State, Society and Democratic Change in Pakistan (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 1997) and with Charles H. Kennedy, Pakistan 1995 (Boulder: Westview Press, 1996)  He has published widely in professional journals on political and security issues pertaining to South Asia, Indian Ocean and Afghanistan. His current research interests are: Modernism, State and Challenge of Radical Islam in Pakistan.

    • Book Section/chapter
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
      • Rais, R. B. .(2015). "Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Deterrence Stability on the Subcontinent" . Deterrence Instability and Nuclear Weapons in South Asia , Stimson Center , pp. 95-118
TitleSemesterCode
American Government and PoliticsSpring Semester 2014-151402
Theories of Democratic TransitionSpring Semester 2014-151402
Independent StudySummer Semester 2014-151403
Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2015-161501
Introduction to International RelationsFall Semester 2015-161501
American Government and PoliticsSpring Semester 2015-161502
Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2016-171601
Theory of International RelationsFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Theory & Practice of Non-ViolenceSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project ISpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageWinter Qtr 2002-03202
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageSpring Qtr 2002-03203
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2003-04301
    Introduction to Political ScienceWinter Qtr 2003-04302
    American Government and PoliticsWinter Qtr 2003-04302
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2004-05401
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2004-05401
    American Government and PoliticsWinter Qtr 2004-05402
    Comparative PoliticsWinter Qtr 2004-05402
    Community Based LearningSummer Qtr 2004-05404
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
    American Government and PoliticsWinter Qtr 2005-06502
    Comparative PoliticsWinter Qtr 2005-06502
    Community Based LearningSpring Qtr 2005-06503
    Community Based LearningAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Theories of Democratic TransitionAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    American Government and PoliticsWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Theory and Practice of Non Violence: Gandhi, King& Ghaffar KhanAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Pakistan Studies: Culture and HeritageWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    American Government and PoliticsWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Theory of International RelationsSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Community Based LearningSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Introduction to Political ScienceAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    American Government and PoliticsAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    SS Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2008-09801
    Theory of International RelationsWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Community Based LearningSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Senior ProjectSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Senior ProjectSummer Qtr 2008-09804
    Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2009-10901
    Theory of International RelationsFall Semester 2009-10901
    Senior ProjectFall Semester 2009-10901
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2009-10902
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2009-10902
    Theory & Practice of Non-ViolenceSpring Semester 2009-10902
    Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2010-111001
    Theories of Democratic TransitionSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2010-111002
    Community Based LearningSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2011-121101
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    American Government and PoliticsSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Community Based LearningSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Introduction to Political ScienceFall Semester 2012-131201
    American Government and PoliticsSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Community Based LearningSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302