Dr Wali Aslam joined the Department in September 2013. Previously he was Lecturer in International Politics at Brunel University.
Having attained a BA and an MA degree in Pakistan, Dr Aslam attended the University of Leeds for another MA and a PhD – both of which were in International Studies.
He has extensive experience of teaching in higher education, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The universities where he taught before joining Brunel in September 2012 include Forman Christian University (Lahore, Pakistan), the University of Glasgow and Brunel University.
Dr Aslam’s research lies at the crossroads of International Relations theory, international (particularly Asian) security and United States foreign policy.
The focus of his doctoral research was to conduct a critical evaluation of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the perspective of the English School of International Relations.
His more recent research has focused on United States foreign policy for the AfPak region and on Asian security. Some of his other research projects include employing the theoretical perspectives of the English School and Constructivism to analyse the American drone strikes in Pakistan.