Ambassador Touqir Hussain
I am a former senior diplomat from Pakistan, having served as Ambassador to Brazil, Spain and Japan ( 1998 - 2003 ). I also held
senior positions in the Pakistani Foreign Office, including that of Additional Foreign Secretary heading the bureaus of the Middle
East and of the Americas and Europe. From 1996 to 1998, I was the Diplomatic Adviser to the Prime Minister where I had an opportunity
to work with the whole range of foreign policy issues at the highest policy levels.
I moved to the United States in 2003 at the conclusion of my long diplomatic career . Since then I have been pursuing an academic
career. I was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace ( 2004 - 2005 ) and Research Fellow at the Center for the Study
Globalization George Washington University ( 2006 - 2010 ). Currently I am Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Earlier I had
taught at the Johns Hopkins University and University of Virginia.
My overall specialization is South Asian security issues, Iran, Afghanistan , the Kashmir dispute, U.S Pakistan relations, civil
military relations, democracy in the Islamic world, political Islam, terrorism, and U.S. relations with the Islamic world. I have
written nearly thirty op-ed pieces for American and Pakistani newspapers on some of these issues. I have also given talks at some of
the American think tanks as well as written policy briefs specially for the Middle East Institute Washington DC.
I have also been a guest speaker at the University of Virginia ; American University; George Washington University; Virginia
Commonwealth University, Richmond; Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, Dayton Ohio; National Defense University
Washington DC, National University Islamabad, and the College of William and Mary.
I have also appeared on the PBS News Hour and Al Jazeera and Voice of America.