Moeed W. Yusuf
Moeed W. Yusuf serves as the Vice Chancellor of Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan’s first not-for-profit liberal arts college, making him one of the youngest individuals to have headed a university in Pakistan. Previously, he held the position of National Security Adviser (NSA) and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan with the rank of Federal Minister. He is credited with leading the formulation of Pakistan’s first-ever National Security Policy during his tenure. Before his government service, Yusuf spent several years in the United States, where he was the Associate Vice President of the Asia center at the US Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington, DC. He also worked at the Brookings Institution and held positions at Boston University and Harvard Kennedy School. In 2007, he co-founded Strategic and Economic Policy Research, a private sector consultancy firm in Pakistan. He has consulted for various prestigious institutions, including the UNDP, Asian Development Bank, and World Bank. Moeed Yusuf has taught political science at Boston University and George Washington University in the USA, as well as at Lahore University of Management Sciences and Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan. He has published extensively in national and international journals, professional publications, and magazines. His books include ‘Brokering Peace in Nuclear Environments: U.S. Crisis Management in South Asia,’ ‘South Asia 2060: Envisioning Regional Futures,’ ‘Getting it Right in Afghanistan,’ ‘Pakistan’s Counter-terrorism Challenge,’ and ‘Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in South Asia: From a Peacebuilding Lens.’ Dr Yusuf is a recognized commentator and has contributed to Pakistani and international press and media on a range of topics. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a PhD in Political Science from Boston University.