Kakar, Aslam

Area of Study: 
Intra-state civil wars, prevention and the responsibility to protect, comparative philosophy
Proposed Dissertation Topic: 
Aslam Kakar is a PhD student at the Division of Global Affairs (DGA), Rutgers University Newark. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and holds a Master's degree in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego. As a master's student, Kakar worked as an intern with Pakistan's Permanent Mission to the United Nations where he acted as a liaison between Pakistan Mission and the Permanent Missions from other countries, and represented Pakistan in discussions at various UN bodies. Kakar also coordinated in reporting peace and security issues of the Middle East at the Security Council. At DGA, Kakar's academic interests include intra-state civil wars, mass atrocities and the responsibility to protect (R2P). He is also interested in global poverty and education as he grew up in poverty on Pakistan's periphery. Kakar is a voracious reader and a writer. He writes about religious extremism and human rights in Pakistan.  His freelance journalism work can be found here:

Daily Times:  https://dailytimes.com.pk/writer/aslam-kakar/ 
The Borgen Magazine: http://www.borgenmagazine.com/author/aslam-kakar/
The Borgen Blog: https://borgenproject.org/?s=aslam

Here is his personal blog on writing: https://aslamkakar.com/blog/.
Editor of Borderless, DGA:

Research Activities

  • Master's thesis on the future workability of R2P after Libya and Syria

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