H. E. Dr. Saad S. Khan
Saad S. Khan, Ph.D.
President-designate ECO Cultural Institute, Tehran, IRAN
Dr Saad S. Khan is a career administrator in the Government of Pakistan with wide ranging experience at the Federal Government in Islamabad and various provincial government. He is also a widely-published writer and analyst on International Relations, Islamic History and constitutional & international law. He has a rich international experience as the first ever Chairman from an Asian and Muslim background of the International Military Music Society; as the past Assistant Governor of Rotary International (RID 3272) and through his work as consultant with the UN agencies. His involvement with diplomacy started even before joining the civil service when he was selected as part of Pakistani delegation in the Track-II diplomacy initiative called “Neemrana Dialogue” between India and Pakistan at the young age of 23, way back in 1990’s.
As a civil servant, Dr Khan has headed multiple departments including that of Information & Culture, Higher Education, Health & Population Welfare, Tourism, and Human Rights. He has taught at the prestigious National School of Public Policy and other institutions for training of Pakistan’s public servants. He has appeared as Guest Speaker abroad at the Cambridge University, University of Dhaka, Cairo University, Jamia Millia University New Delhi and Cornell University, NY, USA among many other forums and conferences the world over.
Saad S Khan has, to his credit, the authorship of eight books on history and politics including Reasserting International Islam (Oxford University Press; 2000) Friends Indeed: Review & Reference on Pakistan OIC Relations (National Commission for Historical and Cultural Research; 2004); When Military Wages Peace: Military Bands in diplomacy, war & statecraft (Pentagon; 2019) etc. He is also contributing author of the multi-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics as well as contributor to the prestigious Oxford Bibliography Online.
Dr Khan has remained Section Editor of Cambridge Review of International Affairs. His research publications include those in Quarterly Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Qtly Muslim and Arab Perspectives and Journal of National Development & Security. His op ed columns have appeared in numerous leading papers worldwide including in Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Turkey and in the Diplomatic Traffic (Washington DC, USA), some of which have been translated into French, Turkish, Bengali and other languages.
Saad S Khan’s inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertation was focused on regional organizations, analyzing the performance of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) with the European Union (EU). Since his PhD, he has undertaken several graduate or post graduate level certificate or diploma courses in related fields including one on international conflict resolution from Harvard University, USA; one on Anti Corruption Strategies from Ecole Nationale l’Administration, Paris, France; one on “Creative Diplomacy” from Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka; a MicroMasters in International Law from Catholic University, Louvain, Belgium; in addition to participating in the world famous Summer School in Public and Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands.
Dr Khan holds many awards and honors. He has travelled worldwide extensively. He is happily married with Sara Saad Khan and they have two sons.