Hamdard Institute of International Studies Explores “Polarity in International Politics: West Asia at Crossroads” in Special Lecture by Shri Qamar Agha.

New Delhi, January 21, 2024: The Hamdard Institute of International Studies at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, organized a thought-provoking Special Lecture on “Polarity in International Politics: West Asia at Crossroads.” The distinguished speaker for the event was Shri Qamar Agha, a renowned expert on strategic affairs and West Asian Studies.

The event, presided over by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam, commenced with the recitation of sacred verses from the Holy Qur’an by Janab Abdul Malik Farooqi Sahab, the respected Imam of Rabia Masjid. The Vice-Chancellor honoured the guest speaker, Shri Qamar Agha, with a bouquet, expressing appreciation on behalf of Jamia Hamdard.

The Director of Hamdard Institute of International Studies, Prof. (Dr.) Syeedun Nisa, welcomed the distinguished guests and provided insights into the department’s objectives and activities.

The main highlight of the program was Shri Qamar Agha’s lecture. A veteran journalist and expert in strategic affairs, he captivated the audience with profound insights into the evolving dynamics of global politics, particularly within the context of West Asia.

The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard Prof. (Dr.) M. Afshar Alam shared comprehensive presidential remarks, providing students with a deep understanding of the complexities inherent in global political dynamics, specifically in West Asia.

The coordinator of the program, Dr. Asif Nawaz, Assistant Professor at HIIS, presented a vote of thanks, marking the end of the program with the rendition of the National Anthem.

The event was anchored by Ms. Amnah Aziz and Ms. Ajiya Shah, both first-year M.A. students in International Studies at HIIS.

The Hamdard Institute of International Studies, founded in 2021, continues to fulfil its commitment to advancing studies in international studies and comparative politics, fostering multidisciplinary research, and supporting specialized education with a focus on global interests. The Institute is dedicated to promoting research, education, and understanding in international studies, with a particular emphasis on West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, and North America.


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