Director of the China Study Centre at University of Peshawar, Pakistan
Prof. Zahid Anwar, Ph. D is Director of the China Study Centre at University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York from 2005-2006, earned a Ph. D in Political Science (1994), M. A. in Political Science, History, Philosophy and English, Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University Sweden (2003), Mandarin, Shihezi University, Xinjiang, China (2004), Islamic orientation Course from International Islamic University Islamabad (2004) Postgraduate Diploma in Mediation and Democracy from Central European University, Hungary (2007), Modern Research Methodology from IRP (2013), Lahore. Postgraduate Diploma in New Regionalism and Good Governance CEU Hungary (2014) He has taught courses in the social sciences in different
universities to graduate and postgraduate students since 1989; written research papers for peer reviewed journals, articles in English dailies, and online magazines on issues related to Pakistan and regional relations. He has served as Editor of Central Asia Research Journal since 2004 and traveled to more than 27 countries. He also supervises M. Phil / Ph. D scholars in their research as a HEC approved supervisor, and contributes to society as university faculty member, writer, researcher and consultant with a focus on South Asia, especially Pakistan.
Prof. Anwar conducts research in political science with a focus on Pakistan, China and Afghanistan; higher education in South Asia, comparative politics, foreign policy analysis, political philosophy and research methodology. He has a total of 35 research publications. Some of the international conferences in which he has presented his papers were held at Indiana University Bloomington (2006), University of Utah ( Salt Lake City 2006), University of Michigan Ann Arbor (2006), University of Washington Seattle (2007) George Town University Washington DC (2008), University of Peshawar ( 1994), Quid- e-Azam University (2009), University of the Punjab (2011), Nazarbaev University (2013), Singapore Management University (2015), Abdul Wali Khan University (2015), Vilnius University, Lithuania (2015), Eurasian Education Space, Russia (2016), CPEC and regional peace and stability, China (2016), IDPs, Thailand (2016), Refugees, NUST, Pakistan( 2016), IDPs Thailand ( 2016) Trilateral Dialogue, CIIS, China (2017), CPEC Northwest University China (2017), Pakistan and China Relations, CIIS, China (2018)