Faculty Experts -Hafeez Malik, Ph.D.

Hafeez Malik, Ph.D.

Hafeez Malik, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Political Science

Area of Expertise:

  • Pakistan
  • Foreign Policy
  • U.S.- Russian Relations with the Middle East and South Asia
  • Nationalism


Dr. Malik's rich background in American foreign policy for South Asia and the Middle East, accentuated by a specialization in Pakistani Studies, makes him the go-to source for background and comment on this political hot spot. Founder of the American Institute of Pakistani Studies and a co-founder of the Pakistan American Congress, Malik's insight is indispensible to understanding a country and region pivotal to world peace. Malik trained U.S. diplomats assigned to serve in South Asia for the U.S. Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State, and has traveled and lectured in 25 countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He edits the Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and has authored/edited 16 books.


  • Ph.D., Government College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Syracuse University

Selected Publications

  • Malik, Hafeez, U.S. Relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Imperial Dimensions, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2008.
  • Malik, Hafeez, The Encyclopedia of Pakistan, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2006.
  • Malik, Hafeez, Javid Iqbal: Encounters with Destiny, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2006.
  • Malik, Hafeez, Pakistan: Founders' Aspirations and Today's Realities, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2001.
  • Malik, Hafeez, Russian-American Relations: Islamic and Turkic Dimensions in the Volga-Ural Basin, Macmillan, London and New York, 2000.
  • Malik, Hafeez, U.S., Russia and China in the New World Order, St. Martin's Press, New York; Macmillan, London, 1996.

Selected Professional Experience

  • William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University
  • Visiting Professor at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State
  • Co-founder of the Pakistan American Congress
  • Lawrence C. Gallen Fellow, Villanova University
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society (PRRUCS), A Pew Charitable Trusts Center of Excellence, University of Pennsylvania
  • Assistant Professor, La Salle University
  • Established the American Institute of Pakistani Studies and served as its Director for 15 years

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