Terrorism Research Initiative Pakistan

National Networks and Pakistan Chapter

The Terrorism Research Initiative is the networks of PhD thesis writers and researchers. Each Network is run by a country coordinator with the help of country-based, TRI-affiliated researchers who are often post-graduate students working on their thesis or who have recently completed a doctorate.

Admission Invitation is open to all bona fide academic and professional researchers of post-graduate level working on (countering) terrorism, political violence and armed conflict. Consequently, the TRI Collaboration Network brings together institutions and individuals engaged in the field of Terrorism Studies.

National Networks of PhD Thesis Writers

The Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) is in the process of establishing national networks of PhD thesis writers. These are run by the PhD students themselves with the help of country-based, TRI-affiliated researchers who are often themselves post-graduate students working on their thesis or who have recently completed a doctorate.

Admission is open to all bona fide academic and professional researchers of post-graduate level working on (countering) terrorism, political violence and armed conflict. So far eleven national networks have come into existence in:

The benefits of being a member of a national TRI networks include:

  • Enhanced awareness as to who is working on which topic at other national universities and in think tanks and foundations;
  • Bi- and multi-lateral exchange of information between members of the network;
  • Opportunity to engage in collaborative projects;
  • Organisation of workshops, seminars and conferences;
  • Developing joint grant proposals;
  • Providing collegial support to each other in the research- and writing-phase of the thesis preparation;
  • Advice from TRI’s national and international network of subject matter experts.

Pakistan chapter

This has been recently established (in early August 2014) in the University of Management and Technology (UMT), Lahore. Pakistan chapter envisions to seek cooperation of all national universities (public and private) having political science, criminology, military sciences, sociology or other social science departments to ask their students engaged in post-graduate but more specifically PhD scholars working on terrorism and counter-terrorism issues(and related subjects like low-intensity conflicts, civil war, insurgency and various forms of political violence) to benefit from TRI national chapter of Pakistan.


Muhammad Feyyaz, who teaches in School of Governance and Society, has been designated the country coordinator for Pakistan  to establish and functionalise national network of aforementioned students to help effect research quality through collaborative endeavours.Having an academic grounding in peace and conflict studies,Feyyazwrites frequently on organized violence encompassing all its forms and manifestations with particular interest in the methodological dimensions of terrorism research.

Membership of TRI Network

Membership in the Network is by invitation. However, institutions and individuals interested in becoming members in Pakistan can register their interest with the country coordinator.

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