Syed Jaffar Ahmed
Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed is Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sohail University, and Director, Institute of Historical and Social Research, Karachi. He is also a former Director of the Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi. After doing his master’s in Political Science with first class first position from the University of Karachi, he was appointed as a lecturer at the Pakistan Study Centre. He did his M.Phil. (Pakistan Studies) in 1987. In 1993, he did his PhD from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge. Dr Ahmed teaches Government and Politics in Pakistan, the History of the Freedom Movement, Research Methodology, and Contemporary Socio-political Issues of Pakistan. He is the author of 30 books and has also compiled books on history, politics, and literature. His authored books include Federalism in Pakistan: A Constitutional Study, and Pakistan: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Issues. His research articles have been published in international and national journals and anthologies. Dr Ahmed has participated in and presented papers at numerous international and national conferences. He delivered lectures and conducted seminars on an international sea voyage from Singapore to Sri Lanka on the famous ship, Peace Boat. He regularly works with civil society organizations on issues of Peace and Human Rights.