WE HAVE JUST BEEN INFORMED THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, DUE TO THE SPEAKER BEING DOUBLE BOOKED. MANY APOLOGIES.
Humanism in Pakistan: Problems and Prospects
A Talk by Pervez Hoodbhoy
When: Friday 10th October at 6.30 pm
Venue: Friends Meeting House, Euston, London (map)
A modest fee will be charged at the door.
His talk will address how once a country that was at peace with itself and the rest of the world , Pakistan now hosts violent jihadist movements that endanger both its own people and the world at large. How did it happen and what will it take to undo it ? Does humanism have a future in Pakistan ?
Pervez Hoodbhoy is a Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College , Lahore. He received his PhD degree in Physics from MIT and is a recipient of the Baker Award for Electronics and the Abdus Salam Prize for Mathematics . He was Visiting Professor at MIT , Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Maryland. In 2003 he was awarded UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for the popularization of science. He is a sponsor of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists , and a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists. In 2010 Dr. Hoodbhoy received the Joseph A. Burton Award from the American Physical Society and the Jean Meyer Award from the Tufts University. In 2011 , he was included in the list of 100 most influential global thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine . In 2013 , he was made a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament.
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