14th Annual Fulbright & Humphrey Alumni Conference

70 Years of Pakistan - U.S. Friendship


Conference Venue

Institute of Business Administration, Main Campus
KU Circular Rd, Karachi 75270, Pakistan (Directions)
Ghani Tayub Auditorium (next to Adamjee Academic Block)
Take a virtual tour!


Conference Program

Friday, March 2, 2018

Time Event
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
A Night @ Kolachi

Alumni Dinner & Networking
Venue: Kolachi Do Darya
Enjoy dinner by Karachi's picturesque seaside!


Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time Event
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration & Tea
10:00 am to 10:45 am

Inaugural Session:

10:45 am to 11:15 am
Tea Break & Group Photograph
11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Keynote Address:
Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President SZABIST Karachi, Sitara-e-Imtiaz awardee and former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan
12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

SESSION 1 - 70 Years of Friendship


Chair: Ms. Arlissa Reynolds , Country Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy


1. Concrete Evidence of Pakistan-U.S. Friendship, Dr. Muhammad Raffi

2. Adventures on the Road Less Travelled (Neurosciences, Fulbright Grant and My Journey), Dr. Najma Najam

3. U.S. Legacy in Agricultural Development of Pakistan: 70 Years Journey, Dr. Aamer Irshad


1:15 pm to 2:00 pm
Venue: IBA Cafeteria & Sports Complex
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm

SESSION 2 - Pak-U.S. Friendship in Education


Chair: Mr. Nadeem Elahi


1. Information Access at Libraries - Have Lincoln Corners Broken Barriers?, Ms. Mariam Rafique Vadria

2. Moments of Truth, Ms. Fadia Hayee, Ms. Komal Dilshad, Ms. Khaula Rizwan

3. The Way Forward, Dr. Rabia Akhtar

Q & A


3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Tea Break
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

SESSION 3 - Health


Chair: Mr. Khaqan Sikander , Head of Strategic Operations, Aman Foundation


1. On Being a Mental Health Practitioner in Pakistan, Ms. Eman Niazi

2. Revolutionizing Access to Healthcare Through Tech, Mr. Tanzeel urRehman

Q & A


5:30 pm onwards

On Your Own!


Use this time to meet up with friends, family, and learn more about Karachi, it's food, and nightlife. Or if you're a Karachi resident, then show us, non-residents a good time!



Sunday, March 4, 2018

Time Event
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Registration & Tea
10:00 am to 11:15 am

Session 4 - Promoting Access


Chair: Ms. Stephanie Reed, Program Officer, South & Central Asia, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State


1. Issues Differently Abled People Face at the Workplace, Ms. Tayyaba Azeem

2. How My Fulbright Master's Demonstrated the Importance of Working with the Government to Generate Change, Ms. Maham Kirmani

Q & A


11:15 am to 11:30 am
Tea Break
11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Session 5 - Education


Chair: Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, Dean & Director, IBA Karachi


1. The Nasra School System: A Case of Social Impact Entrepreneurship Solving Public Challenges, Mr. Haider Fancy

2. Rethinking Social Change, Ms. Noorulain Masood, Ms. Mariam Aziz

3. Rethinking the Role of Industry in Professional Education, Ms. Anum Shafique Chaudhry

4. Initiatives Taken by District Administration Bahawalpur in the Field of Education, Mr. Ehtasham Anwar

Q & A


12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Venue: IBA Cafeteria & Sports Complex

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Session 6 - Energy & Industry


Chair: Mr. Waqas Bin Najib , Head, Planning & Engineering, K-Electric


1. Evolution of Power Utilities, Mr. Hassaan Idrees, Ms. Seher Abbas Haider

2. Pakistan's Sustainable Energy for All, Dr. Sardar Mohazzam

3. Smart Grid Role in Energy Crisis in Pakistan, Dr. Muhammad Tariq

4. Trade Competitiveness and Industrial Growth Under the CPEC, Dr. Salamat Ali

Q & A


2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Session 7 - Cultural Ties


Chair: Mr. Shehzad Roy, Brand Ambassador UNODC


1. U.S.-Pakistan Relations 70 Years On: An Infidel Relationship?, Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Pervez

2. Harvard Pakistan Trek (Building Narrative - Beyond the Headlines), Ms. Sobia Maqbool

3. Fulbright, Prayer, and Interfaith Harmony, Dr. Faraz Khalid

4. Mending the Trust: Friendships That Change Lives, Dr. Arshad Bashir

Q & A


3:30 pm onwards

Closing Remarks, Tea & Good-byes!


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