Dr. Tasawar Baig is Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Karakoram International University (KIU) Gilgit. Since 2003, he is affiliated with KIU as a regular faculty member. He additionally holds the position of Director, KIU International Office, and also remained founding director of Karakoram Centre for Cultural Studies and Heritage (KCH), now known as Karakoram Institute of Gilgit-Baltistan Studies, KIU.
Dr. Tasawar has earned his PhD in International Studies from Old Dominion University, Norfolk Virginia USA under the Fulbright doctoral scholarship program. His education also includes an International Masters in Asian Studies from the Center for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden; a Masters of Arts in International Relations, Department of International Relations, University of Karachi, Pakistan; and a B.A (Honours) in I.R. & Sociology, University of Karachi, Pakistan.
Dr. Tasawar’s research interests and publications are now focused on Interdependence, Transnationalism, Comparative Politics & Area Studies, Cultural Diffusions and Social Change & Globalization.
Dr. Tasawar has successfully earned national and international exposures through giving talks, seminar, conferences and professional visits. Among the list of his academic engagements with other organizations, Senior Management Wing of National Management College (erstwhile NIPA) is prominent one, where he gives talk as a guest speaker on regular basis since spring 2015.
Dr. Tasawar also won number of national vis-à-vis international certificates and awards for his academic and voluntary Leadership services. Prominent among is the national award for university teachers that is “Best University Teacher Award” in 2008. The Award was conferred by Dr. Atta ur Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan at HEC, Islamabad, during the national Best University Teacher’s Award ceremony.