Najam on Geo TV’s Live Coverage of U.S. Elections

Adil Najam Geo TV Election Special
Pardee School Dean Adil Najam spent election night 2016 as an expert on the Geo TV election special live transmission.

Dean Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, served as an expert panelist for the special all-night coverage of the US elections 2016 for Geo TV News, Pakistan’s largest cable news network. Najam had also been an expert commentator for Geo TV News in the run-up to the elections.

The 8-hour long live transmission reported on election results as they came in and provided commentary on developing situations and their political implications. Dean Najam spoke particularly about the role of and implications of the results for immigrant communities in the United States and for the foreign policy implications of the election results. He also provided background and historical context for how elections are conducted in the U.S.

Adil Najam is the inaugural dean of the Pardee School and was a former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore Pakistan. He had started his career as a newspaper reporter in his native Pakistan, including covering the 1988 election campaign of Benazir Bhutto that ended with her becoming Pakistan’s first female Prime Minister. Part of his research has focussed on Muslim and Pakistani diaspora in the United States. He is the author of Pakistanis in America: Portrait of a Giving Community (Harvard University Press, 2006) and co-editor of How Immigrants Impact their Homelands (Duke University Press, 2013). Learn more about him here.