Dr Samina Yasmeen
is a Pakistani
in the Discipline of Political Science
and International Relations
at the University of Western Australia
She teaches courses on world politics, strategy and diplomacy
, and Islam
and world politics. Her research interests include the analysis of the domestic and foreign policies
of the states of South Asia
, confidence building in international relations
, women and citizenship, and the place of Islam in the international system. She has published widely in all these areas.
As of March 2006, Professor Samina Yasmeen is the Director, Centre for Muslim States and Societies at the University of Western Australia, Perth. She teaches courses on Islam and international politics. She has also worked as Executive Director of the Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies at UWA and Curtin Universities (1995), a Research Specialist in Defence at the Legislative Research Service of the Australian Parliament (1985) and Senior Research fellow in a UNESCO-funded project at the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan (1977–79).
Dr Yasmeen is a specialist in political and strategic development in South Asia, and the role of Islam in world politics. She has published article on the position of Pakistani and Middle Eastern woman, the role of Muslims in Australia, and Indo-Pakistan relations.
Her current research focuses on the role of Islamic groups in Pakistan's foreign policy. She is a regular commentator on issue relating to Islam, Pakistan... Read More