CBS’ legacy centre, the Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM), organized an International Conference on “Creating Inclusive Organizational and Public Spaces” on March 30 and 31, 2018. Renowned academics, development practitioners, post-graduate and undergraduate research students and professionals from numerous business and civil society organizations attended and participated in the conference.
The two-day event commenced with an inauguration ceremony where Dr. Sohail Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Jawad Syed, Dean SDSB and Dr. Muhammad Azfar Nisar, Director CGPM welcomed the audience with their inspirational and refreshing remarks. The inauguration was followed by the first keynote speaker session of the conference, where Dr. Beverly Dawn Metcalfe, Associate Professor in International Management and Development, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon delivered an invigorating keynote speech on Islamic Feminism.
The conference sessions were attended by several distinguished and renowned panelists, including Ms. Roshaneh Zafar, Ms. Ume Laila Azhar, Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Ms. Masarrat Misbah, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra, Mr. Matiuallah Jan, Ms. Nasim Zehra, Mr. Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, Mr. Zarrar Khuhro, Ms. Andleeb Abbas, Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Dr. Saba Gul Khattak, Dr. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Mr. Arafat Mazhar, Mr. I.A. Rehman and Ms. Nighat Dad.
The conference concluded on Saturday, March 31 with an insightful keynote speech on conflict and coexistence in urban public spaces of Karachi delivered by Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, Dean, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGHSS), LUMS followed by an awards distribution ceremony.
The conference sessions evolved around a series of themes including:
- Gender and Inclusion
- Urban Public Spaces
- Leadership and Inclusion
- Media and Inclusion
- The Role of Activism in Creating Inclusive Space
- Corporate Governance / Inclusive Public Spaces
Detailed conference programme/schedule can be downloaded below.