Thu, Jul 23 2020 to Thu, Jul 23 2020
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate through her work with the Malala Fund, actively works to advocate the cause of gender equity and access to education, causes that LUMS champions in its everyday workings. In this common fight for accessibility to education, we can learn from the struggles that got us here and persist in our efforts of creating a world of equal opportunity.
To learn more about how education can be made more accessible and what role leadership can play in this effort, join us for the thirtieth session of LUMS Live: In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm (PST).
Our distinguished panelists include Ms. Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate and Co-founder of the Malala Fund, Dr. Maliha Khan, Chief Programmes Officer, Malala Fund, Syed Babar Ali, Founding Pro Chancellor, LUMS, and Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS.
Moderated by Adeel Hashmi, the session will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Join us here to listen to our panelists as they discuss the challenges and decisions that make the fight for accessible education.
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Profiles of Panelists
Ms. Malala Yousafzai,
Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Co-Founder, Malala Fund
Ms. Yousafzai began her campaign for education at the age of 11 when she anonymously blogged for the BBC about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Inspired by her father’s activism, she soon began advocating publicly for girls’ education, attracting international media attention and awards. At the age of 15, she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out against suppression. Ms. Yousafzai recovered in the United Kingdom and continued her fight for girls. In 2013, she founded the Malala Fund. A year later, Ms. Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her advocacy for 12 years of free, safe, quality education for every child. Ms. Yousafzai recently completed a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at University of Oxford.
Dr. Maliha Khan,
Chief Programmes Officer, Malala Fund
Dr. Maliha Khan is Chief Programmes Officer at Malala Fund, spearheading the effective delivery of programmatic work for girls’ education, including the Malala Fund Education Champions Network. Dr. Khan is an international expert in program design and performance, learning and accountability, with a focus on women and girls’ empowerment. She has designed rights-based programs focused on women and girls, been a professor of gender studies and has implemented women’s programs in marginalized regions of Pakistan. Dr. Khan has a PhD from the State University of New York and a MA from Quaid-i-Azam University in Social Anthropology. She is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council South Asia Center.
Syed Babar Ali,
Founding Pro Chancellor, LUMS
A renowned figure in the business community, Syed Babar Ali has been the guiding spirit behind LUMS. A former President of the World Wildlife Fund, he was elected to this year’s class of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Recognised for his immeasurable contributions to education, advancing the public good and promoting social equity in Pakistan, Mr. Ali has been acknowledged in the category of ‘Business, Corporate, and Philanthropic Leadership’. Syed Babar Ali’s extraordinary achievements as an entrepreneur, mentor, leader and philanthropist have left a lasting footprint across Pakistan.
Dr. Arshad Ahmad,
Vice Chancellor, LUMS
Prior to his current role as Vice Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Arshad Ahmad served as Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning, and Director of the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University in Canada. Dr. Ahmad completed his MBA and subsequently PhD in Psychology at McGill University, won a lifetime 3M National Teaching Fellowship in 1992 and was a professor of finance at Concordia and McMaster Universities. His research interests are in student evaluations of teaching, approaches to teaching, teaching philosophies and student partnerships.