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Latest Lectures by Dr. Tariq Rahman

Dr. Tariq Rahman has recently delivered a number of special lectures, both nationally and internationally. On August 24 Aug 2014, he delivered a lecture at the 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English at University of Zurich, Switzerland on the topic ‘Modernization of Names in Pakistan.’ Later, he attended Distinguished Lectures at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on September 24, 2014 and spoke on the topic ‘The Economic and Political Consequences of Language Policies and Practices: the case of North India and Pakistan.’

Research by SLASS (Economics) Faculty Published in the Journal of International Development

Dr. Ummad Mazhar’s new publication, Corruption across Government Occupations: Cross-National Survey Evidence, has been published by the Journal of International Development (of Wiley International). The paper is co-authored with Rajeev K GOEL (Professor, Department of Economics, Illinois State University, USA) and Michael A NELSON (Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of Akron, USA). Abstract of the paper is available at

Talk by Dr. Mohammad Waseem at DLA

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Talk by Dr. Mohammad Waseem at DLA

Department of Liberal Arts under its Distinguished Lecture Series organized a Talk by Dr. Mohammad Waseem, Professor of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, LUMS on the topic, “The Islamabad Dharna: Political Anthropology of an Event”. Present on the talk were Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Vice Chancellor BNU; Dr. Tariq Rehman, Dean Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences & School of Education; Mr. Ijaz Hussain, Assistant Professor Economics and Mr. Shehzad Amjad, Lecturer DLA.

Dr. Muhammad Waseem, in his talk, explored the dialectic between the Islamabad Dharna (sit-in) and the political system discovering connections between plan and action, contenders for power and strategies of action. He explained in detail the PTI Manifesto, Imran Khan’s discourse, Tahir-ul-Qadri phenomenon, possibilities of army’s intervention and political fallout following the sit-in protest. The lecture was followed by question and answer session.

Talk by Mr. Shahid Najam at Department of Economics

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Talk by Mr. Shahid Najam at Department of Economics

Department of Economics, under its Distinguished Lecture Series, arranged a talk by Mr. Shahid Najam on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 on the topic "Human Development."

Mr. Najam has Master’s Degrees in LLM, Public Policy and Rural Development from London. He has, to his credit, experience of more than 39 years (18 years with the Government of Pakistan and more than 21 years with UN System) in policy and strategy formulation; development planning and programming ; formulation, implementation and monitoring of large scale projects and work plans; resource mobilization and management; disaster management and relief operations.

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