Biography

Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan (Ret.) holds an appointment as Adjunct Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University.

Ambassador Hassan has also taught courses at Columbia University, Rutgers University, Caldwell College, New Jersey and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan.

He has mentored hundreds of students in the United States and Pakistan, an activity which he considers an integral part of his academic persona.

Ambassador S. Azmat Hassan brings into the classroom over three decades of practitioner experience as a career diplomat for Pakistan. His assignments have included ambassadorships in Malaysia, Syria (with responsibility for Lebanon) and Morocco. He has also served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations in New York. At the Foreign Ministry Headquarters in Pakistan, Ambassador Hassan has served on the staff of the Prime Minister of Pakistan as Additional Secretary for foreign affairs and defense issues. At the Foreign Ministry his other assignments have included heading the Middle East desk as Additional Secretary and the Afghanistan Division as Director General.

He has been a frequent guest for many years on mainstream TV and radio channels. He has also been an invited speaker at numerous fora in the United States, Germany, Malaysia and Pakistan. His op-ed pieces have been carried by the Star Ledger of New Jersey, Daily Record of New Jersey, World Focus, and Huffington Post.  He continues to blog for the Huffington Post. He has also contributed book chapters/essays/book reviews in academic publications. In 2008 he was commissioned by the EastWest Institute, the New York based think tank to write a monograph on the rebel Sri Lankan group the Tamil Tigers.  The monograph was published by the Institute in 2009.

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