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David Alesworth’s Work Exhibited at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

David Alesworth’s Work Exhibited at Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Associate Professor at Mariam Dawood of School of Visual Arts, BNU David Chalmers Alesworth is participating in the inaugural exhibition of the new Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada. The exhibition, titled “The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan,” is curated by Sharmini Pereira and will run from September 18, 2014, to January 18, 2015. The Aga Khan Museum is designed by the renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki.

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

IP Faculty participated at International Conference on Educational Psychology

Director Institute of Psychology (IP), Dr. Ruhi Khalid along with a few faculty members participated in the 5th International Conference on Educational Psychology held at National Institute of Psychology, Islamabad on 13th November, 2014. Dr. Ruhi Khalid chaired a scientific session on the theme of “Students and School Environment “at the conference. She also presented a paper along with Dr. Farhat Nadeem, Assistant Professor IP. The title of the paper was “Factors Contributing to Good Grades in Schools”. Ms. Amna Affan Butt and Ms. Abia Nazim from Institute of Psychology also presented two research posters at the conference.

Alizeb Raees of TFT attended International Development Youth Forum in Japan

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Alizeb Raees of TFT attended International Development Youth Forum in Japan

Alizeb Raees, a final year student of Theater, Film & Television Department at Beaconhouse National University was invited to attend the International Development Youth Forum in Japan, from March 9-16, 2014.

The International Development Youth Forum is an annual forum where young leaders from all around the world gather to find solutions for international developmental issues though creativity and innovation. Alizeb was among the 50 selected participants out of 800 applicants who got selected for this forum. He received a scholarship on the basis of his ideas and vision for addressing development related issues.

During his seven days visit in Japan, Alizeb presented his final group project at Meiji University in front of veterans of innovative development. This is not the first time that Alizeb has received international exposure on the basis of his talent. The young filmmaker has previously represented BNU at London International Documentary Festival and Offscreen Expeditions in UK and CinemadaMare in Italy.

Film Screening of TFT Graduates

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Film Screening of TFT Graduates

The Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFT) at School of Media and Communications (SMC), BNU organized film screening of its graduating batch on Saturday, 6 December 2014 at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore. Twelve short films and documentaries were screened at the event which was well-attended by BNU students, faculty and general film enthusiasts.

Vice Chancellor BNU, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar was the chief guest on the occasion. While addressing the audience, he appreciated the work of TFT students and said that we need young filmmakers who can raise different issues concerning the society. Head of Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Dr. Asghar Nadeem Syed also praised the effort of students and said that they have made BNU proud by making such wonderful films. Also present on the occasion were actress, playwright and director of social theatre Madeeha Gauhar; award-winner Pakistani journalist, playwright, screen writer, theatre and television director and a human rights activist Shahid Nadeem; filmmaker Bilal Lashari and other prominent personalities from the world of films, theater and television.

Yasmeen Aftab Ali Nominated in the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting

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Yasmeen Aftab Ali, a member of Faculty at the School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), Beaconhouse National University has been nominated as a member of the task force for the Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting of the National Assembly of Pakistan to review, suggest amendments and redraft new media laws for Pakistan.

Yasmeen Aftab Ali is a communication professional, lawyer, academic and political analyst. She has authored a book titled ‘A Comparative Analysis of Media & Media Laws in Pakistan’ which has been accepted as a Reference Book on the subject by Harvard University Law Library. She writes a weekly column for ‘Pakistan Today’ and also contributes to Express Tribune. Yasmeen’s columns and articles have been published in The Nation, Asia Times and various other national and international publications. She has been a part of BNU since 2004, teaching courses of Media & Media Laws in Pakistan, Media in Democratic Society, and Principles of Advertising.

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