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Distinguished Speakers Unravel the Roots of Authoritarianism at Guest Lecture by SLASS

In a remarkable academic event, the Department of Liberal Arts at the Seeta Majeed School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), hosted a thought-provoking guest lecture on the topic of "Roots of Authoritarianism in the 1950s." The lecture took place on the 26th of October, 2023, and featured two distinguished speakers who delved into the complexities of this pivotal historical period.

Professor Dr. Ahmed Younus Samad, renowned for his expertise at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and Virinder S Kalra, a prominent academic from the University of Warwick, were the featured speakers at the event. Their extensive knowledge and experience provided attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the historical underpinnings of authoritarianism that emerged in the 1950s.

The guest lecture was attended by a diverse and intellectually engaged audience, including students and faculty members, interested in exploring the historical, political, and social aspects of this critical era. The speakers addressed the audience with insightful perspectives, shedding light on the factors that contributed to the rise of authoritarianism and the lasting impact it had on societies.

Both Professor Dr. Ahmed Younus Samad and Virinder S Kalra captivated the audience with their in-depth analyses, highlighting the intricate historical events and socio-political dynamics that led to the emergence of authoritarian regimes. Their thought-provoking discourse offered attendees a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the roots of authoritarianism, enabling them to reflect on its relevance in today's world.

This guest lecture at BNU was not only an academic milestone but also an invaluable opportunity for students and scholars to engage with eminent speakers and explore the historical context of authoritarianism. It exemplifies BNU's commitment to fostering intellectual growth and promoting a vibrant academic community.

The Department of Liberal Arts and SLASS at BNU is grateful to Professor Dr. Ahmed Younus Samad and Virinder S Kalra for their exceptional contributions to this enlightening event. It was a true celebration of academic inquiry and a testament to the university's dedication to promoting knowledge and critical thinking.

The Beaconhouse Group
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