Tasawar Baig, Ph.D.

Tasawar Baig, Ph.D.

Designation: Associate Dean

Phone: 05811-960010 Ext. 222

Email: tasawar.baig@kiu.edu.pk

Status: Regular

Bio

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.

Qualification

  • PhD Old Dominion University, USA
  • MS Lund University, Sweden
  • MA Department of International Relations, University of Karachi
  • BA (Honors) Department of International Relations, University of Karachi
  • Academic Writing (Certificate Course) University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), USA

Experience

  • Lecturer Karakoram International University
  • Assistant Professor Karakoram International University

Awards

  • The Award was conferred by Dr. Atta ur Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan at HEC, Islamabad.
  • Fulbright Scholarship to pursue Doctoral Studies in United States.
  • 54th Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • 54th Annual International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • for 53rd Annual ISA Convention, San Diego, CA.

Research Interests

  • Power, Interdependence, and Transnationalism
  • Comparative Politics & Area Studies
  • Globalization and Social Change
  • Geopolitics
  • Ethno-nationalism

Publications

  • Re-emergence of Othering in Europe: A Threat to the European Integration, Baig, Tasawar (2013). “Re-emergence of Othering in Europe: A Threat to the European Integration,” with Mustafa Kemal DaÄŸdelen, in Journal of European Studies (29, 1), pp, 1-21.
  • Deconstructing Global Faultlines, Baig, Tasawar. (Dec 2014) “Deconstructing Global Faultlines" with Aaron G. Sander, in Air and Space Power Journal-Africa and Francophonie (ASPJ-A&F). (vol 5, issue 4) pp. 35-56. This paper is published in English and French.
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