Mon, Jun 01 2020 to Mon, Jun 01 2020
But what have we learnt from the past? Do epidemics start at a moment in time and proceed on a stage limited in space and duration? Do they follow a basic pattern? Does the desire to protect economic interests lead citizens to ignore the pandemic until acceleration in deaths forces action? Are exaggerated fears in people a common trait in epidemics?
To get answers to all these questions, join us for the sixteenth session of LUMS Live, organised jointly with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS. Our distinguished panelists include Dr. Kasim Tirmizey, Faculty, Concordia University’s Centre for Engineering in Society; Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS and Dr. Amna Khalid, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton College.
Date: Monday, June 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm (PKT)
Moderated by Dr. Ali Raza, Associate Professor of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Director, Centre for Continuing Education Studies, LUMS, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page.
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Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Kasim Tirmizey, Faculty, Concordia University’s Centre for Engineering in Society
Dr. Tirmizey has a PhD in Environmental Studies from York University, Canada. He was a postdoctoral fellow at LUMS in 2018. He has taught at McGill University and University of Ottawa. He is currently a part-time faculty member at Concordia University's Centre for Engineering in Society. His research examines the politics of food in Pakistan.
Dr. Amna Khalid, Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton College
Dr. Khalid is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. She specialises in modern South Asian history and the history of medicine. Dr. Khalid completed her Bachelor’s degree at LUMS and went on to earn an MPhil in Development Studies and a DPhil in History from Oxford University. Her research explores the connections between Hindu pilgrimages and the spread of epidemics, with an emphasis on the role subordinates played in the colonial governance of British India. The author of multiple book chapters on the history of public health in nineteenth-century India, she is completing a manuscript titled, Pilgrimage, Place and Public Health: Sanitary Regulation of Sacred Space in British India.
Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
Dr. Qasmi is an Associate Professor of History at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at LUMS since 2012. He received his PhD from the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University in 2009. Before joining LUMS, he was a Newton Fellow for post-doctoral research at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He has published extensively in reputed academic journals such as Modern Asian Studies and Journal of Islamic Studies. He is the author of Questioning the Authority of the Past: The Ahl al-Qur’an Movements in the Punjab (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2011), and his second monograph, The Ahmadis and the Politics of Religious Exclusion in Pakistan (London: Anthem Press, 2014), was the recipient of Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) Peace Prize in 2015.