The Political Science and Public Administration major offers courses that introduce students to both the intellectual content and research methods of political inquiry. The Political Science and Public Administration degree is composed of a diverse curriculum in the disciplinary sub-fields of International Relations, Comparative Politics and Afghanistan Government and Politics as well as an overview of Public Administration which is designed to prepare students to understand and assess politics. Elective courses in allied disciplines including Anthropology, Sociology, History, English, Economics and Legal Studies will enable students to analyze political concepts and issues from the prism of related fields.
The Political Science and Public Administration major is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts tradition. Consistent with the overall mission of the American University of Afghanistan, the major strives to impart to students intellectual curiosity and the tools to assess and analyze complex problems.
The Political Science and Public Administration major provides students with the following degree options:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a major in Political Science and Public Administration
The Division of Social Sciences and Humanities offers multidisciplinary subjects in Political Science and Public Administration to build pertinent knowledge and skill set for a career in. The political science and public administration major focuses on outcome-based curriculum development and student-oriented knowledge and skills in Comparative Public Administration, Public Sector Reform in Developing Countries, Public Policy Analysis, Political Analysis and Political Theory. The major also covers subfields of International Relations, Social Research Methods, Comparative Politics and Afghanistan Government and Politics. Elective courses in allied disciplines including Anthropology, Sociology, History, English, Economics and Legal Studies will enable students to analyze political concepts and issues from the prism of related fields. Students need to complete their general education requirements before moving on to 300 and 400 level POL and PAD courses.
Comes to AUAF from the Bioforce Institute, in Lyon, France, where she was coordinating the establishment of the Humanitarian Passport (HPass) for the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, a subsidiary of Save the Children UK. Past teaching appointments at American University Duhok (Kurdistan, Iraq); Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia); United Nations University for Peace (Costa Rica); Salahaddin University (Iraq); Columbia University (USA); Colgate University (USA); Sabanci University (Turkey); University of Deusto (Spain/Basque Country); University of Limerick (Republic of Ireland); European Peace University (Austria); American University of Beirut (Lebanon). Author of three books and numerous publications. Has contributed many invited seminars& lectures, conference presentations and media appearances. Recipient of numerous professional distinctions, awards and fellowships.
Doctorate in Politics and International Relations, 2018, South Asian University (SAU), India
Masters in Politics and International Relations (MA), 2013, South Asian University (SAU), India
Bachelor’s in Political Science (BA), 2009, Kabul University, Afghanistan
Specialization: Political Theory, Multicultural ism, Governance of Cultural Diversity, Democracy and Statebuilding in Afghanistan
Negotiating Cultural Diversity in Afghanistan, London: Routledge, 2020 (9781003000457)
‘Political Settlement of Afghanistan Conflict: Divergent Models’, Kabul: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), 2019, https://aiss.af/assets/aiss_publication/Political_Settlement_of_the_Afghanistan_Conflict(English).pdf
‘The Fallacy of Peace Process in Afghanistan: The People’s Perspectives’, Kabul: Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), 2018, https://aiss.af/assets/aiss_publication/The_Fallacy_of_the_Peace_Process_in_Afghanistan_The_People’s_Perspectives_(English).pdf
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Dr. M. Bashir Mobasher is an assistant professor at American University of Afghanistan, department of political science and public administration since August of 2018. He has also worked as a legal advisor for the Afghanistan Rule of Law Stabilization project funded by USAID and Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA) supported by University of Washington and INL.
Dr. Mobasher obtained a B.A. (2007) from the School of Law and Political Science at Kabul University, and his LLM (2010) and PhD (2017) from the University of Washington School of Law. Dr. Mobasher founded and managed the Afghan Law Students’ Association.
Research interests and PhD supervision
Master of Public Administration (MPA), 2014, Ball State University, USA
Bachelor of Science (BSc), Economics & International Studies, 2013, Ball State University, USA
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Economics, 2009, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Specialization: Public Administration
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