Nasreen Akhtar (Assistant Professor)

Dr. Nasreen Akhtar

Assistant Professor
Department of Politics & IR
Faculty of Social Sciences
International Islamic University, Islamabad
Phone: 051-9019-336 9019-891
Fax: 051-9258094
Email: [email protected]


  1. Teaching in IIU since 2003
  2. Worked as Research Assistant at LUMS, Lahore
  3. Research Assistant and Visiting Faculty In the department of Political Science in Bahauddin Zakria University, Multan


  1. M.A.Political Science
  2. M.Phil. U.S Studies/International Relations
  3. Ph.D International Relations ( Quaid-i-Azam University)

Honors & Awards

  1. Gold medal for the first position in M.A
  2. Best teacher Award 2008-2009 (IIUI)

Books & Others (If Any)

  1. Nation – Building in Pakistan: Issues and Challenges,’ in Suranjan Das and Shantanu Chakrabarti(eds.), Challenges of Nation Building in Developing Societies: Vignettes from West and South Asia, (Kolkata: KP Bagchi, 2009).( Book chapter)

Publications Title/Journal/Year

  1. Nasreen Akhtar “Ethnic Politics in Pakistan” journal of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies Vol. 5, No. 3 (2013)
  2. Ethnic Politics: The Security Dilemma in Pakistan” Journal of Asian History and Politics.Fall 2013.No.3.pp 93-111
  3. Nasreen Akhtar and Daniel A. Metraux, “Pakistani Women: Religion, State, and Society” Virginia Review of Asian Studies, Volume, 15 No.1 Spring 2013.pp 60-72
  4. Post-election Pakistan: Views from inside”, Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Calcutta, India. June 23,2013
  5. Nasreen Akhtar & Daniel A. Metraux, “Pakistan is a Dangerous and Insecure Place for Women“, International Journal on World Peace. XXX. N.2 June 2013. PP 35-70
  6. Baluchistan Nationalist Movement and Unrest in Pakistan” South Asian Survey, March 2011 18: 121-135
  7. The Upper Hand on Pakistani Politics: An Analysis of Seasonl Politics” Virginia Review of Asian Studies,Vol.14. N.2 Fall 2012 available on
  8. Re-Thinking Balochistan: A healing touch in need?” March 2012,
  9. Pakistan and US Partnership: Cost or Benefit?” International Journal on World Peace,Vol.XX111 No.4,December 2011,pp 7-31
  10. A response to the Kashmir Conflict“, International Journal on World Peace, Vol, XXV1I , No.1.March 2010
  11. Afghanistan, Pakistan Taliban” in International Journal on World Peace, Vol, XXV, No, 4, 2008
  12. Polarized Politics: The challenge of democracy in Pakistan“, International Journal on World Peace.Vol.XXV1.No.2 ( June 2009)
  13. Paper on Pakistan’s Undemocratic Political Culture” has been published by Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), on Monash Asia Institutes website,
  14. The Post Taliban Era: Security Challenges for Pakistan Afghanistan,” :Journal on International and Peace Studies, No.7/8, 2009
  15. Who is (not) Corrupt? An Open Season of Politics in Pakistan“, 25th November 2010

International Conferences / Workshops:

  1. Per presented on “Impediments to Peace between India and Pakistan: Problems and Prospects”, presented in the conference in (55th) Annual on January 15-17, 2016 in 55th Southeast Asian conference. JMU, VA.USA, January 15-17, 2016
  2. Per presented on “Pakistani Women”, in 52nd AAS/SEC conference, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, January 18-20,2013
  3. Paper presented on Baloch Nationalist Movement: Resurgence and Challenges, in the 5th International South Global Workshop Organized by the Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, October 3-8,2010.
  4. Participated in 3rd Workshop on ‘Peace Process in South Asia’ (curriculum development) organized by Nelson Mandela Caner for Conflict Resolution and Peace, Jamia Mill Islamia, New Delhi, India, January 23-26,2010
  5. Paper presented on “Pakistan’s democracy: Internal and external dimensions”, in international workshop on “Peacekeeping and Peacemaking, Perspective in Europe and South Asia” at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, 26-28 February 2009, paper presented on “Pakistan’s Undemocratic Political culture”.
  6. Participated in   international; workshop on ‘Development, Peace and Security in South Asia’ (curriculum development) organized by University for Peace, a Khatmandu, Nepal,1-5 December 2008.
  7. Paper presented “Ethnic Politics and Political Process in Pakistan” in an international Conference on Ethnic Relations: Issues and Challenges (ICoER) organized by Section for Co-Curricular Courses. External Faculty, University of Malay, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 15-16,2008
  8. Participated at the Conference on ‘Peace Process in South Asia (curriculum development) organized by Nelson Mandela Caner for Conflict Resolution and Peace, Jamia Mill Islamia, New Delhi, India, September 30, October 1, 2008.
  9. Paper presented in an international conference on “Pakistan’s Undemocratic Political Culture” in the 17th Biennial Conference: Is this the Asian Century? 1-3July 2008, organized by Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.