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Chairperson & President
South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University

Dr. Maria Sultan is the Chairperson and President of the South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University. She is an advisor to the Ministry of Defence on Strategic and Military affairs. She is also the founding Vice Chancellor for Muslim Youth University and established programs in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Management Sciences, Social Sciences including International Relations and Peace & Conflict Studies .She was the
founding co-director of the South Asian Strategic Stability Unit at the Bradford
Disarmament Research Centre (BDRC), University of Bradford. She also served as Deputy Director South Asian Strategic Stability Unit at (BDRC). DR Sultan is a specialist in South Asian nuclear arms control and disarmament issues, weapon systems development and strategic stability. She is an author of books titled ‘Afghanistan 2014 – The Decision Point’ and “Emerging Nuclear Postures and Implications for Strategic Stability”. She has published widely in academic journals, news and books.

Earlier, Dr. Sultan worked as an assistant editor in the influential English daily ‘The Muslim’. She is a visiting faculty member at the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan, Foreign Service Academy, Pakistan Naval War College, Pakistan Air War College, NATO Defence College, the Russian Center for Policy Studies, Moscow, China Institute of International Studies(CIIS), the Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, the Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar, and the Command and Staff College Quetta.