Shadman Bashir cocktail terrorism SUU
Shadman Bashir

Dixie State University Visiting Professor of Law and International Relations Shadman Bashir will discuss modern terrorism when he presents “Cocktail Terrorism: Schrodinger’s Cat and Divine Warriors” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Southern Utah University.

In his lecture, Bashir will discuss a variety of topics facing modern terrorism, including “the Good War turning bad” and “the metaphysical state of holy and unholy warriors.” Additionally, the expert on cocktail terrorism will offer a basic comparative analysis of Mujahedeen, Al-Qaida, the Taliban, Taliban 2.0, and ISIS.

Bashir’s presentation will start at noon in the Sterling R. Church Auditorium in the Sharwan Smith Student Center on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City. The presentation is free and open to the public.

A native of the Pakistani tribal region, Bashir has studied and taught English and Islamic and U.S. law. His expertise in law and international affairs includes terrorism and conflicts, South Asian political systems and dynamics, international security, unconventional warfare, humanitarian and aid organizations in South Asia, comparative laws, international human trafficking and slavery, Islamic law, U.S. immigration law, and international constitutional laws.

Bashir speaks six languages and multiple dialects. He received bachelor’s degrees in political science from Edwardes College and in English and Islamic law from the University of Peshawar in Peshawar, Pakistan. He then moved to the U.S. and received a master’s degree in comparative law from California Western School of Law in San Diego.

This semester, Bashir is teaching business law, criminal law, laws of evidence, and war and terrorism in Dixie State University’s School of Business and Criminal Justice Program. Additionally, as part of DSU’s community education program, he teaches “War, Terrorism & Our Future” to community members. To learn more, visit