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13 April 2017

International conference on ‘Social Sciences"


The event was jointly organized by University of Lahore Sargodha Campus and the School of Integrated Social Sciences, UOL Lahore co-sponsored by the Higher Education Commission and the University of Lahore. This was one of the largest gathering of 82 social science scholars representing more than 40 universities from Punjab, KPK, Balochistan and Sind and international scholars from Nepal, Malaysia, the United States, Indonesia and Australia. Papers were presented under twenty-four sub themes. The inaugural key note speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. Rifaat Hussain who spoke about the philosophy of social science research calling urgent attention to ‘rehumanize’ social sciences as critical need of the hour to deal with the challenges of our modern world and provide solutions for peaceful co-existence. The Chairman University of Lahore, Mr. Awais Raoof in his welcome remarks also urged the scholars to focus their research on the forgotten ‘humanness’ that is internal to all of us calling them to work collectively towards the peaceful future we all deserve.

The conference was divided into three plenary sessions on day one in which 14 speakers shared their research perspectives under the themes of Challenges to Regional Peace and Stability, Challenges to Democratic Governance and South Asian Strategic Stability. Twelve parallel sessions were run in day two of the conference in which 68 speakers presented their research on different themes ranging from Gender, Equality and Equity, Economic Growth and Poverty Eradication, Democracy and Accountability, Strategies to Counter Terrorism, Role of Religion in Shaping Pakistani Society and Role of Language and Literature in Promotion of Peace and Tolerance to name a few.

The conference was widely attended by a number of scholars, academicians, researchers and students. In his closing remarks, Prof. Dr. Zafar Mueen Nasir, the Vice Chancellor Punjab University applauded the initiative of the University of Lahore on taking the lead to organize a successful conference on the important theme of ‘Social Sciences in Service of Humanity’. He called for establishing social science research collaborations between public and private universities in Pakistan urging University of Lahore and Punjab University to explore avenues for joint collaboration to better serve their immediate communities and Pakistan at large.

 

  • International conference on ‘Social Sciences"
  • International conference on ‘Social Sciences"
  • International conference on ‘Social Sciences"
  • International conference on ‘Social Sciences"
  • International conference on ‘Social Sciences"