Nazir Hussain is Professor of International Relations and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He was Director School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR), Quaid-i-Azam University (2017-2020); he has been associated with the University since 1985. He has also served as Senior Research Fellow on Middle East at the Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad (2001-2002) and has over 30 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience.
Prof. Hussain is Convener for the Establishment of ‘Centre of Excellence on Countering Violent Extremism Studies’ by the Government of Pakistan since January 2020; Convener of Working Group on Middle East at the National Security Division, Prime Minister’s Office since December 2019; and Member Advisory Committee for the establishment of Pakistan Media University since November 2019. He was Member Board of Governors, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (2017-18) and Member Board of Governors, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, Islamabad, (2017-2019).
He has also been associated with the electronic media since 1999. He has hosted various current affairs programs on Pakistan Television (PTV) and ATV, including the live coverage of Agra Summit in July 2001. He has also hosted regular current affairs programs on Pakistan Radio during 2002-2007 and 2013-14. At present, he expresses his views on the electronic media as a security analyst.