Zahid Shahab Ahmed

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Location: Armidale, Australia
Work: Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution; International Relations in South Asia: South Asian Studies; Peace Education; Islamic Studies; Global and Regional Governance; and Security Studies.
Biographical: After completing his PhD in the area of Political and International Studies from the University of New England (UNE) in 2012, Zahid has been an Adjunct Lecturer of political and international studies at UNE. His PhD research focused on the role of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) with reference to regionalism and regional security. He has an MA in Peace Education from the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, and an MA in Sociology from the University of Agriculture, Pakistan. Before pursuing a PhD, he worked for local and international development agencies in Asia, particularly in South Asia. Zahid has initiated and evaluated projects on democracy, human rights, youth development and peace-building in Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. He has also undertaken several research projects, including groundbreaking research on the lawyers' movement in Pakistan. In 2010, Zahid co-authored, with R. Balasubramanian, a study entitled "Extremism in Pakistan and India: The Case of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Shiv Sena". Among his prominent publications is a following contribution: Ahmed, Z.S. 2012, ‘Political Islam, Jamaat-e-Islami, and Pakistan’s Role in the Afghan-Soviet War, 1979-1988’, in Religion and the Cold War: A Global Perspective, P. Muehlenbeck (ed), Vanderbilt University Press, Tennessee, pp.275-296.
Favourite Publications: Asian Studies Review; South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies: Democratization; Foreign Policy, Pakistan Horizon.

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