Pakistan Hub webinar series

Published on 5 January 2022

The Pakistan Hub, a partnership with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences, co-hosts a number of events series.

Our events include panel discussions on the political economy of development and global challenges and the Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lecture which aims to encourage globally renowned speakers to share knowledge, research and contribute towards ‘building forward differently’ in Pakistan and globally.

Our events are open to all and attract a global audience of academics, policy makers and  practitioners.

A selection of past speakers

Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lecture

Panel Discussions

  • Ayesha Razzaque, Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training; Afiya Shehrbano Zia, Wesleyan University; Sara Malkani, Advocate of the High Courts of Pakistan; Zeenia Shaukat, The Knowledge Forum; Maryam S. Khan, Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), Book Lauch: Womansplaining (watch here)
  • Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Harvard; Homi Kharas, Brookings, Ijaz Nabi, IGC/CDPR, Income inequality under Covid-19
  • Syed M. Hasan; Steven Rubinyi; Sana Riaz; Nasir Javed; Adeel Shah; Hasaan Khawar, Using satellite data for planning sustainable cities
  • Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, Assistant Professor of Politics & Global Studies at the University of Virginia; Patrick Heller, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and professor of Sociology and International Studies at Brown University; Umair Javed, Assistant Professor of Political Sociology at LUMS and a Fellow of MHRC, Deepening democracy: the role of associational politics (watch here)
  • Richard Jolly, IDS Research Associate; Ajay Chhibber, IIEP; Adil Najam, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Frances Stewart, University of Oxford, Human development, climate change and the anthropocene (watch here)
  • Dr. Mariam Mufti, University of Waterloo; Dr. Asad Liaqat, Facebook; Dr. Sarah Khan, Yale University; Dr. Umair Javed, LUMS. Book launch: Political economy of development and Book launch: Pakistan’s political parties (watch here)
  • Tanveer Ahmad, Sujag, Rabia Ezdi, NCA, Fahad Malik, Praxis Legal, Sajjad Warraich, Social Activis), Dispossession for Development? Land Struggles in Contemporary Pakistan (pt 2) (watch here)
  • Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Pittsburgh, Informal Institutions, Property Rights, and the Foundations of Political Order in Afghanistan (watch here)
  • Adam Auerbach (AU), Asad Liaqat (Facebook), Jennifer Bussell (Berkeley). Distributive Politics in India and Pakistan (watch here)
  • Naomi Hossain, AU; Erum Haider, College of Wooster; Ijlal Naqvi, SMU, Development and Contention: Energy Politics in the Contemporary Era (watch here)
  • Ayesha Shahid, Citizen Planner; Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, QAU, APAKA; Sikander Ajam, Federal Commission to Review Islamabad’s Master Plan; Jawad Aslam, AMC; Housing Futures in the City of Islamabad (watch here)
  •  Ayesha Khan, IDS, CSSR; Khawar Mumtaz, Former Chairperson NCSW; Umair Javed, LUMS; Sarah Khan, Yale, IDEAS; and Miguel Loureiro, IDS. Against All Odds: Social and Political Action for Empowerment and Accountability (watch here)



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