Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Ahsan Butt — Secession and Security in South Asia

Friday, October 25, 2019

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Lucian Pye Conference Room, E40-496, MIT
1 Amherst St, Cambridge MA

Ahsan I. Butt is an Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. His main research interests lie in nationalism, political violence, and South Asia. His book, Secession and Security: Explaining State Strategy Against Separatists, was published by Cornell University Press in 2017 and won the 2019 International Studies Association award for best book in International Security. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as International Organization, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Politics and Religion, and Security Studies, and has received generous support from the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Mellon Foundation, the Stanton Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace.


Joint Seminar on South Asian Politics