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I have created this guide as a helpful starting point for your research in Anthropology, especially in terms of finding relevant source material, including both quantitative and qualitative data. The links I include here by no means exhaust the resources LUMS Library makes available for your research, so if you don't find something you're looking for, please email me or make an appointment to meet with me using the contact information on this page.

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LUMS Faculty at Harvard: Dr. Faiza Ismail Explores Pakistan's FATF Journey in Panel Discussion

Dr. Faiza Ismail, faculty at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law at LUMS, was invited to participate in a panel discussion at Harvard Law School. The discussion focused on the impact of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on developing countries, shedding light on an upcoming case study to be published by Harvard Law School. Titled ‘Pakistan and the FATF Grey List: An HLS Case Study’, held on November 28, 2023, the panel also featured Prof. Howell E. Jackson, Harvard Law School, and Dr. Shlomit Wagman, Research Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and former member of the FATF Steering Committee.Co-authored by Prof. Jackson and Dr. Ismail, this comprehensive study highlights multifaceted efforts undertaken by the Government of Pakistan in 2022 to exit FATF's 'grey list’, focusing on enhancing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing frameworks.In his opening remarks, Prof. Jackson introduced the FATF's pivotal role as a global sentinel combating money laundering and terror financing. Dr. Ismail elaborated on Pakistan's experience amidst the FATF grey listing, emphasising the improvements in the country's anti-money laundering efforts despite significant economic costs. Dr. Wagman shed light on the unconventional procedures observed during Pakistan's 2018 grey listing. Despite Pakistan’s exit from the FATF's list, Ms. Elizabeth, a representative from a US financial regulatory authority, stressed the need for thorough assessments before reinstating correspondent banking relations with Pakistan.The session concluded with an interactive Q&A session that facilitated a dynamic exchange of perspectives between students and panellists.

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LUMS Energy Institute Launches Report on Energy-Efficient Buildings

In a milestone event, the LUMS Energy Institute (LEI), a research and capacity building centre with a focus on Pakistan’s energy sector, has unveiled a report titled Sustainable Architecture: Advancing Energy Efficient Buildings. The report addresses the acute energy challenge and how adopting energy-efficient practices in residential construction can drastically reduce loads. While addressing policymakers, regulatory bodies, and key stakeholders, Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director, LUMS Energy Institute, said, “Pakistan's expenditure of nearly USD 100 billion on power plants, predominantly for summer cooling loads, is unsustainable. By adopting the energy-efficient practices we can reduce cooling loads by at least 50%, saving billions of dollars.”The seasonal variation in electricity usage, pronounced by cooling loads during hot summer months, necessitates an additional 18,000 MW of power plant capacity. This extra capacity, largely underutilized for the rest of the year, imposes a staggering cost of nearly $100 billion on the national economy. This operational inefficiency has led to capacity payment obligations surpassing PKR 2 trillion, a financial weight bearing down on a sector that contributes minimally to the country's GDP growth.

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