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Lahore School Second Annual Conference on Social Sciences

Language and Literature in South Asia: Perceptions, Practices, and Possibilities
3rd – 4th April, 2014


10:00 to 10:10 Opening Remarks: Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector, Lahore School of Economics

10:10 to 12:00 Session 1

Session Chair: Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, Vice Chancellor, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore

10:10 to 10:30 The Political Economy of Accent: A Study of the Commodification of English in the Call Centres of Pakistan, Dr. Tariq Rahman, Dean, School of Education, Beacon House National University, Lahore

10:30 to 10:50 Linguistic Cringe: Shame a Major Cause of Language Desertion, Dr. Saiqa Imtiaz Asif, Chairperson, Department of English and Director, English Language Center, Bahauddin, Zakariya University, Multan 

10:50 to 11:10 Women and Literature: Reclaiming the Silenced Voice, Dr. Shahid Siddiqui, Head, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore School of Economics

11:10 to 11:30 Reworking of Myths by Pakistani Poets Writing in English, Dr. Amra Raza, Chairperson, Department of English Language and Literature, University of the Punjab, Lahore

11: 50 to 12:00 Concluding Remarks by the Chair 

12: 20 to 14:10 Session 2

Session Chair: Dr. Waseem Anwar, Dean of Humanities, Professor of English, FCCU, Lahore

12: 20 to 12:40 Ethics of Compassion and Politics of Difference in Roy and Hanif’s Fiction,
Dr. Munazza Yaqoob, Chairperson, Department of English, International Islamic University, Islamabad

12: 40 to 13:00 Proscriptive Norms in Aravind Adiga’s, The White Tiger, Dr. Nadia Anjum, Head MA/MPhil English Literature Programme and Advanced Research, Kinnaird College for Women Lahore

13: 00 to 13:20 Eco-critical Consideration of Contemporary Literature, Dr. Shireen Rahim, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore School of Economics

13:20 to 13:40 Sociolinguistic Analysis of Code-Switching in Classroom Discourse, Dr. Kaleem Raza Khan, Chairman, Department of English, University of Karachi 

14:00 to 14:10 Concluding Remarks by the Chair

15:00 to 17:00 Session 3

Session Chair: Dr. Isabel William, Dean of Professional Studies, Director ELT MA/MPhil Programmes, Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore

15:00 to 15:20 Alternative and Creative Pedagogies in English Language Education: A Journey of Discovery 

Dr. Ayesha Bashiruddin, Associate Professor, English Department, Institute for Educational Development, Aga Khan University, Karachi

15:20 to 15:40 The Role of Practitioner Inquiry in Professional Development of Teachers Working with English Language Learners, Dr. Aliya Zafar, Dean, Department of Humanities, COMSATS, Islamabad 

15:40 to 16:00 The Intersection of Caste, Social Exclusion, and Educational Opportunity in Rural Punjab, Dr. Tayyaba Tamim, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore School of Economics

16:00 to 16:20 Rethinking Pedagogy for Teacher Education in ELT /TESL in Pakistan’s Context, Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, Vice Chancellor, Dean Graduate Programmes, English, Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU), Rawalpindi

16:40 to 16:50 Concluding Remarks by the Chair

16:50 to 17:00 Vote of thanks

Day 2: Friday, 4th April 2014

Dynamics of Pakistani Politics: Issues and Challenges

09:30 to 10:30 Welcome address: Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics 

Key Note address: Prof. Sajjad Naseer, Senior Fellow, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore School of Economics,

Chairman address: Mr. Shahryar M. Khan, Ex-Foreign Secretary

10:45 to 13:15 Session 1

Session Chair: Mr. Shahryar M. Khan, Ex-Foreign Secretary, Discussant: Prof. Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi, Professor Emeritus (University of the Punjab) and Defense Analyst

11:00 to 11:20 Class Structure of Pakistan and its Implications, Dr. Taimur Azmat, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS

11:30 to 11:50 Ideological Controversies in Pakistan, Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Visiting Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS 

12:00 to 12:20 Role of the State in Contemporary Pakistan, Dr. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad.

12:30 to 12:50 The Issues of Local Government in Pakistan: The Conundrum of Policy Making Process, Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Director, School of Public Policy, FCCU, Lahore

13:00 to 13:15 Remarks by the discussant

Conclusion and summing up by the Chair

14:15 to 16:30 Session 2 

Session Chair: Mr. Shamshad Ahmed Khan, Ex- Foreign Secretary

Discussant: Prof. Sajjad Naseer, Senior Fellow, Lahore School of Economics

14:30 to 14:50 Central Asian Dynamics: Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistani Policy Makers, Prof. Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan, (Ex) Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar

15:00 to 15:20 Civil-Military Relations in Pakistan and the USA, Prof. Dr. Hassan Askari Rizvi, Professor Emeritus (University of the Punjab) and Defense Analyst

15:30 to 15:50 India Pakistan Nuclear Programme: A Social Constructivist Analysis, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Pervez, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Lahore School of Economics

16:00-16:15 Remarks by the discussant

Conclusion and summing up by the Chair

16:15 to 16:30 Vote of thanks

Related: Lahore School First Annual Conference on Social Sciences

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