Waqar Zaidi

Associate Professor

Dr. Waqar Zaidi is Associate Professor of History at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at LUMS. His research focuses on the relationship(s) between technology and international relations in the twentieth century. Current research interests include scientific and technological internationalism, aviation, atomic energy, arms control, and A.I. He has published across a wide range of history and STS journals, and has a book forthcoming with Cambridge University Press, titled Technological Internationalism and World Order’: ‘Aviation and Atomic Energy, 1920-50.

Waqar Zaidi has an MSc and PhD in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine from Imperial College London, and a BA(Hons) in Physics from the University of Oxford. He is a Research Affiliate at the Governance of A.I. Program at the Future of Humanities Institute at the University of Oxford, and a Research Collaborator at the Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer, Meiji University. He is also a member of the DHST Historical Commission on Science, Technology and Diplomacy and of the Centre for the Study of Internationalism at Birkbeck College, London. He is also Associate Editor of the interdisciplinary open access journal Humanities and Social Science Communications.

At LUMS Waqar is Director of the Office of International Studies, and teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in global and European history, and in the history of science and technology.