Faculty Profile

Dr. Ejaz Akram

Associate Professor

Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Ejaz Akram joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS in August 2005. He holds a Ph.D. in World Politics (Specializations: Religion & Politics and Comparative Political Philosophy) from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He also holds two M.A. degrees; Master of Arts in Comparative & Regional Studies (Middle East & South Asia) from the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C., and Master of Arts in International Relations from CUA, Washington, D.C. Before joining LUMS, Dr. Akram was at the American University in Cairo and he has also been a part of the summer faculty of Franklin College, Switzerland.

Dr. Akram's research and teaching focuses on Islam and the Muslim world, but also the religio-political issues and political philosophies of Judaism, Christianity in the Western Traditions and Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism from among the Eastern Traditions. He teaches a variety of courses such as: Religion and World Politics, Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Islamic Political Philosophy, Western Political Philosophy, East Asia & the Muslim World, Islam & the West, and Philosophy & Politics of Global Ecology. Dr. Akram has published several books, scholarly articles, reviews and editorials, and appeared on several radio and television programs in North America, the Middle East and South Asia. Dr. Akram also engages in ‘academic journalism’ on television. In 2010-11, he hosted his weekly television show Discourse on Express TV Channel, which offered scholarly analysis and discussions on various subjects.

His book Ideals and Realities of Regional Integration in the Muslim World: The Case of the ECO, was published by Oxford University Press; He is currently working on his second book Spirit & Tradition: Ecology in World Wisdom Traditions; Some of his recent monographs/ articles are Political Philosophy of Iqbal in the Light of Tradition, Islam-Christian Relations: Impact of Western Missionary Activity on Coptic-Islamic Relations in Egypt; Crisis of Parliamentary Governance in Pakistan: An argument for Presidential Federalism, Globalization and the Muslim World: Modernity and the Roots of Conflict in Islam and Ummah and Transnational Muslim Solidarity.

His other scholarly works (Journal articles and Book Chapters) have focused on subjects relating to the interface of religious studies and political philosophy; religion and the dialogue of civilizations; and religious resurgence and fundamentalism. Those have appeared in refereed journals such as the Journal of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Iqbal Review and American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences. He has also authored several book chapters and journal articles in the field of international relations and intelligence studies. Dr. Akram has also contributed to numerous dictionary and encyclopedia articles and has held editorial and academic positions in Europe, United States, Middle East and South Asia.

  • Case Study
    • Publication title: Political Economy of Health Service Delivery in KP & FATA: Polio Eradication Program

      Publisher: The World Bank

      Publication Name: Ejaz Akram

      Publication Date: 2015-04-01

    • Publication title: Political Economy of Education Service Delivery in Baluchistan: Baluchistan Education Support Fund

      Publisher: The World Bank

      Publication Name: Ejaz Akram

      Publication Date: 2015-04-01

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Directed Research Project 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Comparative World Religions 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1601
Summer Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1503
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Dialogue and Critique in the Age of Terror 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Comparative World Religions 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project II 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Islamic Civilization and the West 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Comparative World Religions 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Religion and World Politics 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Religion and World Politics 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Religion and World Politics 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Religion and World Politics 1201
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Summer Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1003
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Philosophy and Politics of Global Ecology 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Senior Project I 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Islamic Political Philosophy 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1001
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Religion and World Politics 1001
    Summer Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 903
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Islamic Political Philosophy 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Senior Project I 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Islamic Civilization and the West 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Global Politics of Environment 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Religion and World Politics 901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 804
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 804
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Senior Project 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Independent Study 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Topics in Western Political Ph 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 802
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Global Politics of Environment 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 SS Independent Study I 801
    Autumn Qtr 2008-09 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 801
    Summer Qtr 2007-08 Social Sciences Senior Project 704
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Introduction to Islamic Political Philosophy 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and Theology 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Islamic Civilization and the West 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 701
    Spring Qtr 2006-07 Social Sciences Senior Project 603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Politics of the Middle East 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 SS Independent Study I 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Introduction to Islamic Philosophy and Theology 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Introduction to Political Philosophy 602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 601
    Spring Qtr 2005-06 Introduction to Islamic Political Philosophy 503
    Spring Qtr 2005-06 Politics of the Middle East 503
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Religion and World Politics 501
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Introduction to Political Science 501
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Pakistan Studies: Culture and Heritage 501