On January 30, 2009 Maggie Ronkin delivered a talk at the Islamabad Center entitled " Narrating a Moral Identity in Everyday Life." In addition to her, the other US visiting scholars present at the conference included Dr. Chad Haines of the Ameican University in Cairo and Dr. Yasmin Saikia of UNC Chapell Hill.
- The AIPS-Islamabad in collaboration with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Islamabad held a round table scholarly dialogue with AIOU Social Science faculty in which Dr Chad Haines (Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo) and Dr Yasmin Saikia (Associate Professor, UNC, Chapel Hill) participated. The discussion was held on February 13, 2009 at Allama Iqbal, University Islamabad.
- The AIPS-Islamabad center organized a presentation by Dr. Chad Haines (visiting senior Fulbrighter) on "Samuel Huntington's theory of Clash of Civilizations" on February 19, 2009. The presentation was held at the International Islamic University, new campus H-10, Islamabad.
- The AIPS-Lahore in collaboration with Department of History and Pakistan Studies, Punjab University, Lahore organized a talk by Dr Kelly Pemberton (Assistant Professor, religious Studies, George Washington University) on "Islamic Medicine: Perspectives on its Contemporary Revival in South Asia and the Middle East" on March 4, 2009 at Punjab University, Lahore
- The AIPS-Islamabad facilitated for a video conference session between Dr Maggie Ronkin's students from Oberlin College and senior M.Phil , PhD students of Area Study Center for North and Central America, Quaid I Azam University, Islamabad. The one hour online video conf. session was held on March 6, 2009 at Quaid I Azam University (IT Auditorium). The discussion was held on US linguistic study.
- The AIPS Islamabad office facilitated and collaborated with Hazara University, Mansehra to hold a talk by a visiting research fellow Mr. Ryan Perkins [PhD scholar from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia conducting doctoral research on "Partitioning History: The Creation of an Islamic Republic in Colonial India"]. The talk was held on March 14, 2009 at Hazara University main campus Mansehra.
- The AIPS Islamabad organized a round table discussion lead by visiting scholars Dr. John Mock, Dr. Chad Haines and Dr. Yasmin Saikia on March 19, 2009, at Islamabad center. All three gave presentations on their current research interests in Pakistan and discussed with the local participants how Pakistan is viewed these days by American academics and people in general. The collective talks were attended by local scholars as well as representatives of US embassy and Fulbright organization in Pakistan.
- The AIPS Islamabad facilitated the following talks/presentations by Dr Robert Nichols (AIPS Execom. member and Associate Professor, History, Stockton College, New Jersey) in Islamabad in April and May 2009:
- Lecture: "The Political Economy of Migration", Quaid-i Azam University, Islamabad.
- Lecture: "NWFP History and Culture", Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.
- Lecture: "A Green History of the World and Pakistan", International Islamic University, Islamabad.
- Presentation: "A History of Pashtun Migration", Sixth Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference, Islamabad.
- Lecture, "Pashtun Migration, 1775-2006", National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Islamabad.
- AIPS-HEC History Dissertation Writing Workshop, May 11-13, 2009. The AIPS in collaboration with HEC organized a 3 days dissertation writing workshop for Pakistani History students. Dr David Gilmartin (Professor History, Nort Carolina State University) and Dr Robert Nichols (Associate Professor, History, Stockton College, New Jersey) conducted the 3-day academic workshop. With the support of Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, twelve PhD-History students from Pakistani universities were invited to AIPS Islamabad to participate in the workshop. The details of the workshop will be uploaded shortly.
If you attended any of these events or visited the Islamabad Center, we invite you to fill out and return the Visitor Evaluation Form (Word or PDF format). Thank you.