Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed


Dr Syed Jaffar Ahmed is Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sohail University, and Director of Institute of Historical and Social Research, Karachi. He is also a former Director of Pakistan Study Centre, University of Karachi. Dr Ahmed has a long and rich academic career. After doing his M.A. in Political Science with first class first position from the University of Karachi, he was appointed as lecturer in the Pakistan Study Centre. He did his M. Phil (Pakistan Studies) in 1987 and was later awarded the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship for pursuing his Ph.D. In 1993, he did his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge.
Dr Ahmed teaches Government and Politics in Pakistan, History of Freedom Movement, Research Methodology, and Contemporary Socio-political Issues of Pakistan. He has to his credit six books; he has also compiled 20 other 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 and presented papers in numerous international and national conferences. His academic pursuits have taken him to countries like UK, France, Austria, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Ethiopia. He delivered lectures and conducted seminars in 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.
Dr Ahmed’s persistent efforts devoted to the cause of enlightenment in the society and for promoting the modern and progressive vision of Pakistan have placed him among the most notable public scholars of the country.