Pakistan at 70' was the first ever LSE Pakistan Summit, which took place on 10 - 11 April 2017 at the Institute of Business Administration - City Campus, Karachi. The event comprised four panels on philanthropy and institution building, art and modernity, the constitution, and development and its dividends. Each session included experts from Pakistan and abroad, drawn from multiple sectors including academia, government, business and the media. In addition, Senator Sherry Rehman inaugurated Day 2 of the summit and Dr Maleeha Lodhi gave closing remarks. The summit also featured two special evening lectures, given by Professor Philip Oldenburg and Professor David Gilmartin.
Around 450 people attended the Summit over the two days. Delegates were a mix of journalists, academics, policymakers, NGO activists, students from LSE and Pakistani universities and LSE alumni. Read the Summit Report for an overview of speakers and sessions, as well as snapshots from the media coverage.
All panel discussions were livestreamed and the videos are available to view on Facebook.
Watch the inauguration
Watch 'Philanthropy and Institution Building'
Watch 'Art and Modernity'
Watch Senator Sherry Rehman inaugurate Day 2
Watch 'The Constitution of Pakistan'
Watch 'Development and its Dividends'
Watch Maleeha Lodhi's closing address
Written summaries for each of the panels that explore specific aspects of the topics in more detail are also available on our blog.