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  • Education in France
    The aim of this seminar was to aware students with best and first hand information regarding the educational opportunities in France, and seeking admission in Bachelors, Masters or PhD programs respectively. This session proved to be very helpful for all students who were willing to and keenly interested to acquire higher education in France particularly and Europe generally. The invited speaker was Mr. Taha Jamil- Program Officer (French Higher Education). 
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  • Shifting Frontiers of Development Studies - View Pictures
    The Department of Development Studies organised a seminar on "Shifting Frontiers of Development Studies". The guest speaker was Dr. Masooda Bano who is an Associate Professor in the Oxford Department of International Development. Dr. Bano lectures on Research Methods and the core Development Studies course for the MPhil in Development Studies, supervises MPhil and DPhil theses and offers an option on Gender and Development. Dr. Bano is a field based education specialist. She is an expert in how ideas and beliefs evolve and affect development processes. She builds large scale comparative studies combining ethnographic and survey data with a thorough understanding of what is happening on the ground. She is currently advising on the largest ever education sector support program rolled out by the UK's Department for International Development in Nigeria. Through this project, she has designed specific interventions to increase children's access to primary education. She has participated in many media interviews including those for BBC World, the BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and her research has also featured in the
    Guardian (UK), The New York Times (USA), and Oxford University publications among others. She has also authored six illuminating books. Dr. Bano talked the students through shifting frontiers as these exist in the Social Science of Development Studies. She also discussed the theoretical and methodological trajectories through which the Discipline has evolved and been evolving. Among the themes focused by her included Development and Modernization, Development as Discourse, Development and its articulation with Religion, Gender, Human Security, and Normativity. She also responded to the student and faculty questions based on the importance of Culture in Development and Development Studies, the relevance of Social Capital in Pakistan, Instrumentalization of Religion in South Asia, and Pluralistic Legal Systems in Pakistan.
  • Social Mobilisaion
    by Khalil Ahmed Tetlay COO Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN)
    on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:30 A.M in A. R. Kemal Conference Hall, PIDE
  • Changing Global Political Economy
    Speaker: Dr. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Leftist politician, academic and columnist
    Wednesday April 26, 2017, 11:00 am to 12:00 p.m A.R Kemal Conference Hall, PIDE
  • The Class Structure of Pakistan
    Speaker: Dr. Taimur Rahman from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
    April 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at A. R Kemal Conference Room of the institute.
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  • Pakistan’s Hide-and-Seek with Democracy: The Bridge to Nowhere or Creeping Consolidation?
    by Dr. Niaz Murtaza, Development and Political Economist and a Senior Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

    On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the A.R. Kemal Conference Room of the Institute.
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  • Disaster Management in Pakistan: Policies, Operations and Lessons Learned
    Maj. Gen. Muhammad Saeed Aleem
    Chairman, NDMA
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    Mr. Sarwar Bari
    National Coordinator
    Pattan Development Organization
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  • Decentralizing Governance: Global Good Practices and Issues in Pakistan
    by Dr. G. Shabbir Cheema is Director, Asia-Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative (AGDI) and Senior Fellow, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.
    on Thursday October 23, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Junior Combination Room, PIDE
  • How to Lead Foreign Students into Academic and Social Life in Scandinavia
    by Atle Hetland Education / Development studies, University of Oslo

    Lessons from Intercultural communication and cooperation
    by Anders Serup Rasmussen, Former Ambassador / Economist
    on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the Junior Combination Room of the Institute
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