INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Prof. Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro
Director

INTRODUCTION:
The history of the Department of International Relations is as old as the Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur itself since the establishment in the year 1977. This Department has been imparting quality education to the youth of upper Sindh area of Pakistan. The Department of International Relations has made valuable contribution to the objectives of the teaching and learning of International relations in the society, due to which the Department of International Relations was included one more discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) and to upgraded up the level of Institute.

Though the prism of Discipline of international Relations (IR) and Discipline of Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS), the students of Institute of International Relations look the world differently.

Theoretically this institute provides the verity of the knowledge of conservative, liberal and revolutionary world. Each one of these has the lens, through which the world looks different. At the same time these three perspectives can complement each other and the most of the theories draw on all three, but in different proportions.

Understanding International Relations (IR) and Peace and Conflict Studies (PCS) both requires descriptive and theoretical knowledge in post-cold war, new world order, international terrorism, insurgency, global power politics, dispute resolutions, growing number and increasing the role of non state actors, climate change and environment challenges have come on the agenda of Institute of International Relations, which have made it an unavoidable and an inevitable institute.

VISION:
To become one of the leading Institute in providing, quality of education in the Institute of International Relations.

MISSION:
To maintain leadership role in the pursuit of knowledge through, teaching, research and consultancy in the Institute of International Relations.

PROGRAMS OFFERED:

  1. International Relations (IR):
    • BS (Four Years)
    • MA (Two Years)
  2. Conflict Studies (PCS):
    • BS (Four Years)
    • MA (Two Years)

FACULTY MEMBERS

Mr.Liaquat Ali Chandio

Assistant Professor
Incharge Director International Relations

liaqat.chandio@salu.edu.pk

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Buledi

Assistant Professor
International Relations

gmustafa.buledi@salu.edu.pk

Dr. Amir Ahmed Khuhro

Professor
International Relations

amir.khuhro@salu.edu.pk

Mr. Ishrat Ali Mirani

Assistant Professor
Member Syndicate

ishrat.mirani@salu.edu.pk

BS FOUR YEARS PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (IR)

MA TWO YEARS PROGRAM IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (IR)

BS FOUR YEARS PROGRAM IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (PCS)

MA TWO YEARS PROGRAM IN PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES (PCS)

Combined list of Elective Subjects for BS/MA courses for International Relations and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Following is the list of elective courses to be offered by the concern faculty member, he/she will provide the contents and the course material as well as the core and the suggested books at the time of course offered. Any THREE subjects from list A and any ONE from list B can be chosen as elective subjects in each discipline.

A. Concepts and Issues

1. Comparative Political Systems of UK, US, Russia, and China (Any two)
2. Foreign and Security Policies of European Union
3. Emerging Regional and World Orders
4. Research Methodology-II
5. Modernization and Democratization in the Muslim World
6. Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime
7. Pakistan Defence and Security Policy
8. Nuclearization of South Asia
9. Political Tolerance
10. International Environmental Law
11. Crime and Justice
12. Kinetic and Non-Kinetic Warfare
13. Politics of Indian Ocean
14. Use of Force in International Law
15. Foreign Policy of India
16. Contemporary Political Ideologies
17. International Migration and Politics
18. International and Regional Organizations in Peace Keeping
19. Introduction to SAARC Forum
20. Terrorism and Counter-terrorism
21. International Relations in Islam
22. Non-state Actors in International Relations
23. Media and International Relations
24. Human Growth and Behavior
25. Refugee Law
26. Interpersonal and intergroup processes

27. Research methodology of Peace and Conflict Studies
28. Welfare system of Islam and Cotemporary Studies of PCS
29. Gender and International Relations
30. International Humanitarian Law
31. Peace Leadership of contemporary World and Nobel Peace Laureates
32. Social Policy and Planning
33. History of Peace Movements

34. Reconstructing the Term Conflict
35. Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
36. United Nations: Reforms and Restructuring
37. OIC: Reforms and Restructuring
38. Enlightened Moderation and the Muslim World
39. MNCs and NGOs in International Relations
40. National Liberation Movements and Decolonization
41. Ethnic Conflicts in Global Perspective
42. Religion and Militancy
43. Peace Building in Practice
44. Anglo-Russian Treaties and Contemporary Border Issues of Pakistan
45. Religion, Ideology and International Relations
46. Science, Technology and International Relations
47. Ethics and Morality in International Relations
48. Power Politics and Beyond
49. Research Report/ Dissertation
50. International Economic Groups
51. International Political Theory
52. Youth Development/Welfare

B. Area Studies

1. South Asia
2. South East Asia
3. Asia-Pacific
4. East Asia
5. Central Asia and Caucasus
6. Western Europe
7. Eastern Europe
8. North Europe: Scandinavian-Nordic Countries
9. Latin-Central America
10. South America
11. North America
12. Russian Federation and Eurasia
13. Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
14. Southern Africa
15. Central Africa