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Kapur, Ashok

Ashok Kapur Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Waterloo, Canada

Born in Lahore, Ashok Kapur had his early schooling in Shimla and then he went on to earn a BA Honours degree in Political Science from Panjab University, India, and MA in International Relations from The George Washington University, Washington, DC, and a PhD degree in Political Science from Carleton University, Canada. He is the author of several notable books such as Pokhran and Beyond, 2nd edition, Pakistan’s Nuclear Development, India and the South Asian Strategic Triangle and India’s Strategic Problems. His research and conference travels include visits to countries such as China, India, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Iran, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, Israel and Pakistan. He taught foreign policy at the University of Waterloo, Canada, for 35 years and retired from the University as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, a position he still holds. Ashok Kapur has held visiting appointments at several universities, including a Visiting Fellow, Department of International Relations, Australian National University, Canberra; Visiting Professor in Disarmament Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Senior Associate Member, St. Antony’s College, Oxford; Visiting Fellow, Centre for Security, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Visiting Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK. He was also a member of the United Nations Committee to study Israel’s nuclear capability.