Dr Sikandar Hayat

Dr Sikandar Hayat

Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy & Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

PhD History (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad)
MPhil Political Science (Columbia University, New York)
MA History, MA Political Science, LLB (University of Peshawar, Peshawar)
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Dr Sikandar Hayat is Distinguished Professor of History and Public Policy and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), holding a dual appointment in the Department of History/Pakistan Studies and the Center for Public Policy and Governance, since early 2013. In 2014-17, he was Chair of the History Department. Earlier, in 2006-12, he was Directing Staff (Research) at the National Management College (formerly Pakistan Administrative Staff College) and Dean, National Institute of Public Policy at the National School of Public Policy, Lahore. In 1973-2006, he worked at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and, after serving for more than three decades, retired as Meritorious Professor and Chair of the Department of History. During this period, in 1991-1995, he was Education Counselor (Head of Education Division) at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington DC, USA. In 1995-96, he was American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) Scholar-in-Residence, and taught courses in politics at Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) and Arkansas State University (Jonesboro). He was AIPS Pakistan Lecture Series Speaker in 1990, 1997, and 2003, and gave lectures on Pakistan at some of the leading universities in America. In 2006, he was invited to teach a course on ‘Politics and Islam’ at Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA, under Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program, ‘Direct Access to the Muslim World’.

Research Interests:

Dr Hayat’s primary interests are Modern South Asia (especially Pakistan, Pakistan Movement, Quaid-i-Azam Jinnah Studies), International Politics, American History, and Research Methodology.

Publications (Recent):

In addition to numerous research papers, published in national and international journals, and a few chapters in books, Dr Hayat’s most recent publications are:

  • Aspects of the Pakistan Movement, 3rded (Islamabad: National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research, 2016).
  • ‘Muslim Revival and Freedom Movement’, in A History of Pakistan, ed., Roger D. Long (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • The Charismatic Leader: Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and the Creation of Pakistan, 2nded (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2014). The book is recipient of the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) ‘Best Book Publication Award’ for Social sciences and Humanities.

Currently, Dr Hayat is working on a manuscript entitled, ‘A Leadership Odyssey: From Muslim Separatism to Muslim Separatist Political Movement to Separate State of Pakistan.’ This will cover the leadership of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Aga Khan, Syed Ameer Ali, Maulana Mohamed Ali, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, and Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in the formulation and formation of the separate state of Pakistan.