MENASP Network Database

Social Policy Database

Database of Middle East North Africa Social Policy Expertise

Prof. Aftabkamal Pasha

I have held the post of Director over five times, Chairperson once, Associate Dean of School once, have taught six MA;MPhil/Phd courses since 1988; supervised over 50 MPhil/PhD degrees; been diplomat posted in Egypt between 1999-2002; spent one year during 1985-86 at Cairo University, Egypt for Phd work; was visiting professor at St Cloud State University, Minnesota, the USA during 2010-11; have been visiting Professor in over a dozen Indian Universities; have organized over fifty national and international seminars and conferences; have been to over 50 countries to attend, participate in seminars, conferences, lectures, have evaluated career promotions in India and abroad universities; have self-authored 26 books on West Asia and North Africa and India's Foreign Policy.

Doctorate, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Current or most recent Employer


Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Time in Post - 22

Organisation Type: University

Regional Expertise

Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen,

Disciplinary or professional background

Government, Political science


Arabic (Spoken), English (Spoken), Other* (Spoken),
Other *Urdu, Hindi, Kanda

Contact Info


Director, Gulf Studies Program, Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Current Areas of Policy Interest

Governance (National) ( 12 years )

Governance (Local Governance and Decentralization) ( 15 years )

Public Policy ( 10 years )

Economic development ( 10 years )

Conflict & Security ( 13 years )

Work relates to groups

Youth ( 22 years )

Areas of Policy Interest over the last ten years

Areas of Policy Interest researched, programmes designed and/or delivered in the last ten years

Public Policy

Governance (National)

Conflict & Security


Academic publications

Academic conferences

Professional or Trade Press



Social Media

Policy Reports

Policy Briefs

Consultancy Reports