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LSE Pakistan Summit 2017

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Pakistan @ 70, The first ever LSE Pakistan Summit, took place on 10-11th 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 third sector.  In addition, Senator Sherry Rehman inaugurated Day 2, Dr Maleeha Lodhi gave closing remarks and there were two special evening lectures, given by Professor Philip Oldenburg and Professor David Gilmartin. Discover multimedia and blog content generated at the Summit via the links below.

Bloggers Meet at The Nest

  Pakistan Summit inauguration

Summit Report

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. Take a look at the Summit Report  for an overview of speakers and sessions, as well as a round up of the media coverge.

     Farrukh Iqbal inauguration  MB Pakistan at 70 inauguration  Fayeeza Naqvi inauguration

Session Videos

All sessions were livestreamed and the videos are available to view on our Facebook. Click the links below to watch individual panels. 

Inauguration [video]

Philanthropy and Institution Building [video]

Art and Modernity [video]

Senator Sherry Rehman inaugurates Day 2 of Pakistan @ 70 [video]

The Constitution of Pakistan [video]

Development and its Dividends [video]

Dr Maleeha Lodhi's closing address [video]

  Philanthropy and Institution Building Panel  Iftikhar Dadi

Blog Interviews

Throughout the Summit speakers took part in a series of additional conversations with South Asia Centre Communications and Events Officer Sonali Campion to explore specific aspects of their work in more detail. Interviews are being posted on the South Asia @ LSE blog every other week, and you can view the latest entries here.

 Constitution Panel  Sherry Rehman  Development Panel

Video Interviews

Selected speakers recorded short video clips to expand on questions raised during the panels. Click on the links below or find our LSE India Summit 2017 playlist on YouTube here.

Summit Overview

Philanthropy and Institution Building: Zaffar Ahmad Khan

Art and Modernity:  Iftikhar Dadi Ali Nobil AhmadFarida Batool

Ali Rez Fasi Zaka

The Constitution of Pakistan: Hina Jilani, Matthew Nelson, Anwar Mansoor

Development and its Dividends: Farrukh Iqbal, Ishrat Husain

 Audience question  Maleha Lodhi