Monday, January 12, 2009

CALL FOR COOPERATION- Developing Advanced Central Asian/Silk Road Studies at QAU, Islamabad

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CALL FOR COOPERATION- Developing Central Asian/Silk Road Studies in Islamabad

Posted by: Aftab Kazi <>

Dear Colleagues:

I have accepted a two-year-long position as HEC (Higher Education
Commission) Foreign Professor at the Department of International
Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University of Islamabad. Major tasks in this
role include the establishment of the doctoral degree program in
Central and South Asia/Silk Road Studies, initiation of collaborative
research programs internationally, particularly with scholars and
institutions in Central Asia and organization of seminars and
conferences. Assignment may possibly include hosting international
scholars from Central Asia through educational and cultural exchanges.
As such, I would always appreciate receiving your assistance and

Quaid-i-Azam University of Islamabad, named behind late Mr. Muhammad
Ali Jinah, nation's founder called as Quaid-i-Azam (great leader) is
the most important Federal educational institution in Pakistan. QAU
has accomplished several goals within Arts and Sciences related areas,
and prepared the best and brightest professionals now serving in the
defense and diplomatic fields.

I hope to accomplish the challenging new tasks with your cooperation.
The best way to communicate with me would be through email, i.e. and

With kind regards,

Aftab Kazi, PhD (Pittsburgh)
HEC (Higher Education Commission) Foreign Professor of International
Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University of Islamabad
and Senior Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road
Studies Program Joint Center with Institute for Security and
Development Stockholm at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, Washington,
DC 20036 USA
(202) 663-7723 Fax (202) 663-7785
Islamabad +92 51 0332 851-7610
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