Dr. Saira Yamin joined the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) in February 2012. Currently, she is also a non-resident Fellow at the Center for Global Policy (Washington D.C.) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs (JASIA, SAGE). Prior to her service at DKI APCSS, Dr. Yamin taught graduate and undergraduate students at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, VA, and at the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. She has delivered guest lectures at the University of Peshawar, University of Karachi, and at the American University, Washington D.C. She is frequently invited as a speaker at civilian and military institutions in the U.S. and at international events to speak on Women, Peace and Security; terrorism; and South Asian security. She has provided conflict transformation trainings to Indian and Pakistani youth and professionals on behalf of Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP, New Delhi).
Dr. Yamin’s research spans a wide range of issues related to international peace and conflict, global governance, democratic transitions, and gender. Her writing have been published by the United States Institute of Peace, Oxford University Press, Christian Science Monitor, Nation, Politico, Foreign Policy in Focus, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Friday Times (Lahore), Daily Times (Lahore), The News International (Islamabad), and Journal for the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi), among others. She is the author of a book titled Stability through Economic Cooperation in a Nuclear Environment (2005, Manohar, New Delhi). Research for the book was supported by a competitive grant from the Regional Center for Strategic Studies, Colombo, and the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington D.C.
Dr. Yamin has appeared as a security analyst on Al-Jazeera, BBC, Canada TV, Pakistan Television, Voice of America and Thinktech Hawaii. Her media experience includes French and English news reading for Radio Pakistan and as a DJ on FM 100, a popular radio station in Islamabad. She has worked extensively in the development sector in South Asia with international and local non-governmental organizations on women and children’s rights and with refugees.
Dr. Yamin received her B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from the University of the Punjab, Pakistan. She earned both her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, VA. She is the recipient of the Faculty Scholarship and Eleanor Roosevelt Student Scholarship awards conferred by the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. She has also received U.S. Federal Government awards for excellence as Mentor of the Year (2019) and for Team Excellence (2015).
Dr. Yamin’s Publications:
- US-Pakistan Relations: The Search for a Middle Ground
- DKI APCSS hosts second Indo-Pacific Strategy Workshop
- Advancing Security through a Gender Lens: Building Capacity of International Security Practitioners
- Dr. Yamin selected as Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy
- Egyptian Women as Catalysts of Change in the Arab Spring – Dr. Saira Yamin
- Pakistan: National Security Dilemmas and Transition to Democracy – Dr. Saira Yamin
- Mapping Conflict Trends in Pakistan
- APCSS professor publishes a paper on the U.S. role in Afghanistan
- Women’s Contributions to Economic Growth and Development: The Bangladesh Model
- 2 APCSS faculty have articles published
- APCSS Professors discuss thawing relations between India and Pakistan, and Maritime Security