Dr Wali Aslam
Lecturer in International RelationsMA, PhD, FHEA
Room: 1 West North 4.37
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6738
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Winner of University's Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award 2015
Dr Aslam recieved the award in recognition of his work intergrating social media into the classroom, encouraging students to engage directly with residents from international conflict areas.
Dr Wali Aslam joined the Department in September 2013. Previously he was Lecturer in International Relations at Brunel University.
Having attained a BA and an MA degree in Pakistan, Dr Aslam attended the University of Leeds for another MA and a PhD – both of which were in International Studies.
He has extensive experience of teaching in higher education, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The universities where he taught before joining Brunel in September 2012 include Forman Christian University (Lahore, Pakistan), the University of Glasgow and Brunel University.
Dr Aslam has been involved in various collaborative academic activities, including the following:
- fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- member of British International Studies Association (BISA),
- member of BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group,
- member of Validation Committee, MA in International Political Economy, University of Northampton,
- reviewer of ‘Military, Strategic and Security Studies’ book series (Routledge),
- reviewer of journals International Relations (Sage), Civil Wars (Taylor & Francis), Democratization (Taylor & Francis).
Dr Aslam was also involved with organising a conference on 'Contemporary security challenges in Asia' which took place on 25 April 2014.
Dr Aslam’s research lies at the crossroads of International Relations theory, international (particularly Asian) security and United States foreign policy.
The focus of his doctoral research was to conduct a critical evaluation of Operation Iraqi Freedom from the perspective of the English School of International Relations.
His more recent research has focused on United States foreign policy for the AfPak region and on Asian security. Some of his other research projects include employing the theoretical perspectives of the English School and Constructivism to analyse the American drone strikes in Pakistan.
Dr Aslam has been involved in the following project:
- 'The Indirect Consequences of American Drone Strikes in Pakistan.' - funded by the Remote Control Project of the Oxford Research Group.
Aaronson, M., Aslam, W., Dyson, T. and Rauxloh, R., eds., 2014. Precision-Strike Warfare and International Intervention:Strategic, Ethico-Legal and Decisional Implications. Routledge. (Routledge Global Security Studies)
Aslam, W., 2013. The United States and Great Power Responsibility in International Society:Drones, Rendition and Invasion. Routledge. (The New International Relations Series)
Aslam, W., 2015. The political appropriation of casualties in threat construction:The case of US drone strikes in Pakistan. In: Aaronson, M., Dyson, T., Aslam, W. and Rauxloh, R., eds. Precision Strike Warfare in International Intervention. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, pp. 73-92. (Global Security Studies)
Aslam, W. and Rauxloh, R., 2014. Precision strikes:the way forward. In: Aaronson, M., Aslam, W., Dyson, T. and Rauxloh, R., eds. Precision-Strike Technology and International Intervention. . (Routledge Global Security Studies)
Aslam, M. W., 2013. Drones and the issue of continuity in America’s Pakistan policy under Obama. In: Bentley, M. and Holland, J., eds. Obama's Foreign Policy: Ending the War on Terror. London: Routledge, pp. 139-161.
Aslam, M., 2016. Forthcoming. Videoconferencing and higher education teaching in Politics and International Relations classrooms. Politics
Aslam, W., 2016. Great power responsibility, side-effect harms and American drone strikes in Pakistan. Journal of Military Ethics, 16 (1).
Aslam, M. W., 2012. Understanding the ‘Pak’ in ‘AfPak’:The Obama administration's security policy for Pakistan at the mid-term. Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, 7 (1), pp. 2-21.
Aslam, M. W., 2011. A critical evaluation of American drone strikes in Pakistan:Legality, legitimacy and prudence. Critical Studies on Terrorism, 4 (3), pp. 313-329.
Aslam, M. W., 2010. Operation Iraqi Freedom:A prudent action by a responsible great power? Journal of Global Ethics, 6 (3), pp. 305-321.
Aslam, M. W., 2010. Operation Iraqi Freedom:Prudence and the ‘great power responsibility’ to deliberate. Journal of Power, 3 (3), pp. 427-444.
Aslam, W., 2014. Terrorist relocation and the societal consequences of US drone strikes in Pakistan. Remote Control Project.
Conference or Workshop Items
Aslam, M., 2015. Great power responsibility, side-effect harms and American drone strikes in Pakistan. In: 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, 2015-09-23 - 2015-09-26, Sicily.
Aslam, M., 2015. Videoconferencing and innovative teaching in Politics and International Relations classrooms. In: University of Greenwich Academic Practice and Technology Conference 2015, 2015-07-07, University of Greenwich.
Aslam, M., 2015. Videoconferencing and innovative teaching in social sciences classrooms. In: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2015, 2015-06-16 - 2015-06-17, Liverpool.
Aslam, W., 2015. Intrastate Violence in Asia and Discourses of “Barbarism” and “Civilisation”. In: Croatian Sociological Association Annual Conference, 2015-04-24 - 2015-04-25.
Aslam, W., 2015. Drones, great power responsibility and 'side-effect harms'. In: British Association for South Asian Studies Annual Conference, 2015-04-10.
Aslam, W., 2014. Conspiracy theory or IR theory? War on terrorism and higher education teaching in Pakistan. In: BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Annual Conference, 2014-09-17.
Aslam, W., 2014. Drone opposition in Pakistan and post-colonial identity. In: British International Studies Association Annual Conference, 2014-06-18.
Aslam, M. W., 2014. The British Drone Programme and the Changing Character of Conflict and Intervention. In: The UK and the Changing Character of Conflict and Intervention, 2014-05-08, University of Birmingham.
Aslam, W., 2013. The political appropriation of casualties in threat construction:the case of US drone strikes in Pakistan. In: British International Studies Association annual conference, 2013-06-19 - 2013-06-21.
Aslam, M. W., 2012. Drones and Continuity in America’s Pakistan Policy under Obama. In: BISA US Foreign Policy Working Group Annual Conference, 2012-09-13, School of Government & Society, University of Birmingham.
Aslam, W., 2012. The political appropriation of casualties in threat construction:the case of US drone strikes in Pakistan. In: "Hitting the Target?” How New Capabilities Are Shaping Contemporary International Intervention’, held at the Centre for International Intervention, 2012-07-27.
Aslam, M. W., 2012. The United States, the United Kingdom and issues of great power responsibility in international society. In: British Foreign Policy and the Use of Force after Iraq, 2012-07-05, Leeds Social Sciences Institute, University of Leeds.
Aslam, M. W., 2011. Understanding the ‘Pak’ in ‘AfPak’:The Obama administration’s policy towards Pakistan at the mid-term in 2010. In: British International Studies Association Conference, 2011-04-11.
Aslam, M. W., 2006. Operation Iraqi Freedom:The United States and the idea of ‘great power responsibility’ in international society. In: British International Studies Association Conference, 2006-12-18.
Aslam, M. W., 2006. Pakistan:A western ally? Emerging foreign policy challenges for Pakistan. In: Changing (In)Securities: International Perspectives, 2006-07-14, University of Leeds.
Aslam, W., 2015. The international legal questions raised by drone strike on British citizens. The Conversation
Aslam, M. W., 2014. Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change. E-International Relations
Aslam, W., 2014. Afghanistan – not Modi – is key to future relations between India and Pakistan. The Conversation
Aslam, M. W., 2014. Drone Opposition in Pakistan and the Issues of Post-colonial Identity. E-International Relations
Aslam, W., 2014. Els atacs de drones nord-americans i les conseqüències sobre el terreny al Pakistan. Revista Per la Pau
Aslam, M. W., 2014. The US drone strikes and on-the ground consequences in Pakistan. Peace in Progress