Professor Dr. Saeed Shafqat is an eminent social scientist of international repute. He joined FCCU in 2007 as a Professor and founding Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG). Besides designing and developing the postgraduate academic programs in Public Policy, he launched the publication of Research and News Quarterly. In 2018 he was awarded the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his services as a distinguished Social Scientist in the field of education, research and teaching. This year the Ambassador of France in Pakistan on behalf of the French government bestowed him with the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques for his contributions to the advancement of culture and education. Dr. Shafqat is member BOG, National School of Public Policy and a regular guest speaker at the National Defence University and National Management College. He has been Quaid-i-Azam Distinguished Professor and Chair (March 2001-May 2005), Pakistan Center at the School of International Affairs and Public Policy (SIPA), Columbia University and continued to be Adjunct Professor at SIPA until 2010. For Spring 2012, he was Visiting Professor South Asian Studies, at the College of Wooster, Ohio. He has been Chief Instructor Civil Services Academy (1988-2001) and Executive Director, National Institute of Population Studies (NIPS), Islamabad, 2005-07. He has been the President of Population Association of Pakistan (PAP), 2008-2010. Dr.Shafqat was also Chairman Board of Governor, SDPI, 2010-13.
His research articles on culture, politics, security, relations with the United States and various aspects of public policy and governance, demographic change and civil service reform in Pakistan have been published in journals of international repute. Dr. Shafqat’s books include: Political System of Pakistan and Public Policy (1989) Civil- Military Relations in Pakistan (1997), Contemporary Issues in Pakistan Studies (2000, 3rd edition) and New Perspectives on Pakistan: Visions for the Future (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2007). He has also co-authored three Monographs: Pakistan, Afghanistan and US Relations: Implications for the Future (Lahore: CPPG, 2011) and Electoral Politics and Electoral Violence in 2013 Elections: The Case of Punjab (Lahore: CPPG, 2014) and Saeed Shafqat & Saba Shahid, China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Demands, Dividends and Directions (Lahore: Centre for Public Policy and Governance, 2018). His current research is on China’s Rise and its impact across Greater South Asia and the Gulf. His recent publications are: “China’s Rise: How Is It Impacting the Gulf, Iran, Pakistan and Beyond?” Asian Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, March 2017. His forthcoming publication is on: Changing Dynamics of China-India Relations: CPEC and Prospects for Pakistan.