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Dr. Hassan Bashir

Dr. Hassan Bashir

Associate Professor

Office Number: 328B
Office Phone: +974.4423.0252


Dr. Hassan Bashir is a political scientist with specialization in political theory and International Relations. His research interests include history of political thought, comparative political theory, modern South Asia and moral dimensions of globalization. Since joining TAMUQ, Dr. Bashir has taught introductory courses and thematically arranged upper-level undergraduate seminars on American politics, world politics, Asian government and politics, modern South Asia, politics of global inequality, comparative political theory and professional ethics for engineers. Dr. Bashir has published widely on diverse topics in history of political thought and moral dimensions of globalization. Dr. Bashir has started several initiatives at TAMUQ, most notable among these are The Initiative in Professional Ethics (TIPE) and International Workshops on Humanitarian Engineering in collaboration with University of Groningen, Netherlands. Dr. Hassan Bashir has received over US$ 2.0 million in competitive research grants and industry sponsorships since 2011.

Courses taught:

  • American National Government
  • State and Local Government
  • Politics of Global Inequality
  • Introduction to World Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Asian Politics
  • Comparative Political Theory
  • South Asian Political Thought
  • Non-State Violence in International Relations
  • Ethics for Engineers

Education

• Ph.D., Political Science, Texas A&M University, TX, USA, 2008 
• Graduate Work, American Political Thought, Comparative Politics, University of Houston, TX, USA, 2002-2003 
• Graduate Work, U.S. Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan, 2000-1 
• M.Sc., Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan, 1995  
• BA, Philosophy, Modern Moral Theory and Mass Communication, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 1992
• H.B. Earhart Fellowship, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA (2003, 2005, 2006)
• Fulbright Scholar, Foundations of US Constitutionalism, Lafayette College, PA, USA (2001)

Experience

• Associate Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2014 - Present
• Visiting Scholar, Teaching about Extremism, Terror and Trauma, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Summer 2017
• Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2008 – 2014
• Visiting Scholar, Globalization Studies, University of Groningen, The Netherlands, Summer 2011
• Lecturer, Texas A&M University at Qatar, 2007-2008
• Graduate Assistant (Political Science), Texas A&M University, 2003- 2007

Awards

• Co-Founder and Director, The Initiative in professional Ethics, TAMUQ, Sponsored by QAPCO.
• Co-Lead Principal Investigator: 3-year research grant, Qatar National Research Fund, National Priorities Research Program - 7th cycle. Project Title: “Cool living heritage in Qatar: sustainable alternatives to air-conditioned urban development,” 2015- 2018 (Joined in January 2017)
• Lead PI: Professional Ethics in an Inter-civilizational Perspective: Towards a Joint East-West Approach. A multi-institutional, 3-year grant awarded under the National Priorities Research Program (Cycle 4) of the Qatar National Research Fund.
• Lead PI:  International Workshop on Professional Ethics in a Globalized World. Sponsored by Qatar National Research Fund held Texas A&M University at Qatar. 
• Foreign Collaborator: Qatar - US Workshops on Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World (EGW11 and EGW12) held simultaneously at Texas A&M University at Qatar and University of Illinois – Urbana-Champagne, USA. Co-Sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and Qatar Petroleum.
• Faculty of the Year Award from the graduating TAMU- Qatar class of 2013.
• Award for the Best Liberal Arts Professor, Student Engineers’ Council, TAMU - Qatar, 2012
• Faculty Appreciation Award received from the graduating TAMU- Qatar class of 2012.
• Student Organization Advisor of the Year 2011-12 – TAMU- Qatar, Student Affairs Leadership and Student Achievement Awards (SALSA), 2012

Publications

• Bashir, Hassan, Keck, Stephen and Gray, Kevin (Eds.) Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) Pages 321

• Bashir, Hassan and Gray Phillip W. (Eds.) Deconstructing Global Citizenship: Political, Ethical and Cultural Perspectives (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) Pages 346

• Bashir, Hassan and Gray, Phillip W. “Arms of the Republic: Republicanism and Militia Reforms during the U.S. Constitutional Convention and the First Federal Congress 1787-1791” History of Political Thought, Spring 2015

• Bashir, Hassan, Murphy, Colleen, Gardoni, Paolo, Masad, Eyad and Harris, Charles Ed. (Eds.) Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World. (Switzerland: Springer, 2015) Pages 282

• Bashir, Hassan, “Umma” in Gibbons, M., Coole, D., Kennan, F. and Ellis, E. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Political Thought. (Wiley Blackwell, 2014) pp. 3749 - 3751

• Bashir, Hassan and Roye, Sushmita (Eds.) Experiencing Otherness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (London, United Kingdom: Inter Disciplinary Press, 2014) Pages 178 [Ebook]

• Bashir, H. Europe and the Eastern Other: Comparative Perspectives on Politics, Religion and Culture before the Enlightenment (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2012) Pages 166

• Bashir Hassan and Kevin Gray, “The Global University in the GCC: The Transfer and Transformation of Mission and Governance” in Gray, Kevin, Bashir, Hassan and Keck, Stephen (Eds.) Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

• Bashir Hassan, Kevin Gray and Stephen Keck, “Introduction” in Gray, Kevin, Bashir, Hassan and Keck, Stephen (Eds.) Western Higher Education in Asia and the Middle East: Politics, Economics, and Pedagogy (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)

• Bashir, Hassan and Phillip W. Gray. “Introduction: Deconstructing Global Citizenship” in Bashir, Hassan and Gray Phillip W. (Eds.) Global Citizenship and Multiculturalism: Political Cultural and Ethical Perspectives (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2015). Pp. vii - xx

• Bashir, Hassan, Murphy, Colleen, Gardoni, Paolo, Masad, Eyad and Harris, Charles Ed. “Introduction” in Engineering Ethics for a Globalized World. (Eds.) Bashir, Hassan, Murphy, Colleen, Gardoni, Paolo, Masad, Eyad and Harris, Charles Ed. (Springer, 2015) Pp. 1-14

• Bashir, Hassan and Jehangir, Hamza Bin. “Reorienting International Relations Theory for a Globalized World” in Bashir, Hassan and Gray Phillip W. (Eds.) Global Citizenship and Multiculturalism: Political Cultural and Ethical Perspectives (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) pp. 17 - 37

• Bashir, Hassan and Roye, Susmita, “Introduction: Experiencing Otherness” in Experiencing Otherness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. (Eds.)Hassan Bashir and Susmita Roye (U.K.: Inter Disciplinary Press, 2014) Pp. vii - xiii

• Bashir, Hassan and Jehangir, Hamza Bin, “Others are US: Decontextualizing Strangers in the International Arena ” in Experiencing Otherness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. (Eds.)Hassan Bashir and Susmita Roye (U.K.: Inter Disciplinary Press, 2014) Pp. 143 - 150

• Bashir, Hassan. Gray, Phillip W. and Jehangir, Hamza Bin “Internationalizing Western Higher Education: Observations from the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum and the Engineering Ethics Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar”. in: Excellence and Impact of Research at Texas A&M University at Qatar. (Eds.)M. H. Weichold, Kenneth, Hall and Eyad, Masad (Doha, Qatar: QScience, 2013) Pages 211-221.

• Bashir, Hassan "Intellect and the Lack of Reason: European and Native Responses to Early Modern Indian Political Thought." in Muslim Cultures in the Indo-Iranian World during the Early-Modern and Modern Periods. (Eds.) D. Hermann and F. Speziale (Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag, 2010) Pages 57-81

• Bashir, Hassan "Accommodating the Other: Lessons From Encounters Between Christianity and Confucianism in Early Modern China" in Politics and the Religious Imagination. (Eds.)John H.A. Dyck, Paul S. Rowe, Jens Zimmermann (New York: Routledge, 2010). Pages. 125- 142