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From Germany to KL, LUMS Faculty's Summer Lectures
Dr. Syed Nomanul Haq, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has been very busy this summer, delivering a series of lectures beginning at the University of Paderborn in Germany, followed by several public addresses in Kuala Lumpur where he was hosted by the University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia’s oldest university.
At the University of Paderborn, Dr. Nomanul Haq addressed a seminar on global economy and world religions, attended by leading European scholars, German Government leaders, and a large body of media reporters from the European countries. Professor Klaus von Stosch, Chair of the Religious Studies Programme at the University of Paderborn, was the organising host of the seminar. At the event, Dr. Haq presented his paper titled “The New World Economic Order and the Challenges of Economic Equality: An Ethical Discourse.”
Following this, Dr. Haq travelled to Kuala Lumpur via Karachi. In Karachi he was invited to judge the UBL-Jang Literary Award ceremony. In Kuala Lumpur, Dr. Haq was invited by the Malaysia University of Technology (UTM) to address a group of young scholars and share his own intellectual and scholarly development. A more elaborate public lecture was held by the Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) where he presented his paper “Intellectual Horizons of Pakistan: Hopes and Fears.” Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner in Malaysia, Dr. Ali Arain was also present at the event.
Kuala Lumpur’s well-known Institute of Science, Technology, and Civilization (ISTAC) organised an open lecture by Dr. Haq in which he spoke about science versus scientism.
He also conducted a workshop on research methodology at UTM, and spoke at a large-scale public address at the University on the relationship between empirical sciences and the liberal arts.