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

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Political Islam: Ideology & Politics 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project II 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Introduction to International Relations 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Introduction to Political Science 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Theory & Practice of Non-Violence 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Theory of International Relations 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Introduction to Political Science 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 American Government and Politics 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to International Relations 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Political Science 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Theories of Democratic Transition 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 American Government and Politics 1402
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Community Based Learning 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 American Government and Politics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Political Science 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Community Based Learning 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 American Government and Politics 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Introduction to Political Science 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Community Based Learning 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Senior Project I 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Theories of Democratic Transition 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Introduction to Political Science 1001
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Theory & Practice of Non-Violence 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Senior Project 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Theory of International Relations 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Introduction to Political Science 901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Senior Project 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Community Based Learning 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Theory of International Relations 802
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 SS Independent Study I 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 American Government and Politics 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Introduction to Political Science 801
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Community Based Learning 703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Theory of International Relations 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 American Government and Politics 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Theory and Practice of Non Violence: Gandhi, King& Ghaffar Khan 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Introduction to Political Science 701
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 American Government and Politics 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Theories of Democratic Transition 601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Introduction to Political Science 601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Community Based Learning 601
    Spring Qtr 2005-06 Community Based Learning 503
    Winter Qtr 2005-06 Comparative Politics 502
    Winter Qtr 2005-06 American Government and Politics 502
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Introduction to Political Science 501
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 501
    Summer Qtr 2004-05 Community Based Learning 404
    Winter Qtr 2004-05 Comparative Politics 402
    Winter Qtr 2004-05 American Government and Politics 402
    Autumn Qtr 2004-05 Introduction to Political Science 401
    Autumn Qtr 2004-05 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 401
    Winter Qtr 2003-04 American Government and Politics 302
    Winter Qtr 2003-04 Introduction to Political Science 302
    Autumn Qtr 2003-04 Introduction to Political Science 301
    Spring Qtr 2002-03 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 203
    Winter Qtr 2002-03 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 202