Huma Baqai

Huma Baqai

Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan

Associate Professor & Chairperson of Social Sciences Department

Huma works with both National and International Media as an International Relations Expert and Political Analyst since 1999. She has anchored a signature show on current affairs titled “Analysis with Huma Baqai” and “Between the Lines” at the Pakistan Television Network. She is also a certified trainer in liberal and political values and communication skills from the Gummersbach Academy, Germany.

She has been involved in several training projects of the civil society, nationwide, with a focus on the promotion of liberal values and democratic norms. Huma has also been a part of several dialogue initiatives between Pakistan and other countries at the civil society level. Her research over the last few years has remained focused on the societal issues facing Pakistan, which includes topics like State-Society Relations, Religious Extremism, Fundamentalism and Rising Radicalism. She is also looking at issues of Pakistan’s society and Pakistan’s democracy being in a state of transition. A parallel research interest is Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Analysis with a specific focus on Pakistan’s Threat Perceptions vis-à-vis India and the United States. She is the author of the book Non-Traditional Sources of Conflict in South Asia.