H.E. was the former Ambassador of Pakistan to the U.S., serving from 2008 to 2011. During his role as Ambassador, H.E. Haqqani was widely credited with managing challenging partnerships during a critical phase in the global war on terrorism. His distinguished career in government, includes serving as an Advisor to four Pakistani Prime Ministers. He also served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka from 1992 to 1993.
H.E. Haqqani was also a former Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, co-editing the journal Current Trends in Islamic Ideology. Prior to this role, he was the Director of the Center of International Relations, and a Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University. His areas of expertise include diplomacy, Muslim political movements, international journalism, and intercultural relations.
Earlier in his career, he was an East-Asian journalist for Arabia: The Islamic World Review. He also wrote extensively on Muslims in China and East Asia. During his journalism career, he was also the Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review.
H.E. is the author of four books: Pakistan Between Mosque and Military; Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding; India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t We Just Be Friends? And Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State.
H.E. Haqqani received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in International Relations from the University of Karachi, Pakistan.