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LUMS students continue to make their mark internationally. The latest addition is Muhammad Sarim Raza, a senior at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) at LUMS, who was selected as a youth leader to participate in the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France from November 4-8, 2019. Organised by the Council of Europe, the conference provided a unique platform for political decision makers and activists to debate solutions to key challenges for democracies worldwide. This year’s topic was fake news, and how data is affecting democratic processes.
Dr. Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS, has recently published a book titled ‘Youth and the National Narrative. Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan’. The book is a unique window into how Pakistan is likely to evolve in the next few decades. Co-authored by Dr. Marie Lall, Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL) UK, the book utilises interviews with nearly 2000 Pakistanis aged 16-28 gathered over a decade and examines the relationship between Pakistan as a security state and its youth, specifically in terms of citizenship, education, political activism and social media.
The policy roundtable ‘Do Children in Pakistan Learn Anything at all? The What, How, and For Whom of Assessments’, was organised on December 10, 2019 by the LUMS Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SOE), the World Bank, and the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). The event comprised of participants from the World Bank, including Jaime Saavedra, Global Director Education, Koen Geven, Economist, Tazeen Fasih, Lead Economist, Diego Luna, Education Specialist, Ezequiel Molina, Economist, and Neelam Ejaz, Analyst. Read More