Mon, Jul 20 2020 to Mon, Jul 20 2020
To know more about the strategy to mitigate the impact of an outbreak, join us for the twenty-ninth session of LUMS Live: Designing Safety Nets in the Context of an Outbreak.
Date: Monday, July 20, 2020
Time: 4 pm (PST)
Our distinguished panelists include Dr. Hadia Majid, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, Mr. Haris Gazdar, Senior Researcher, Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR), and Mr. Rehan Rafay Jamil, PhD Candidate in Political Science.
Moderated by Dr. Rashid Memon, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS, this session has been planned jointly with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre at LUMS and will be broadcast live via the LUMS Facebook page. Tune in to listen to our panelists as they elaborate on the anti-poverty programmes and the plans to be used to successfully reduce poverty during COVID-19.
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Profiles of Panelists
Dr. Rashid Memon, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
Dr. Memon is an Assistant Professor at LUMS. He holds a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research. Dr. Memon’s work showcases his interest in the importance of social and political identity for economic outcomes, and he has a long standing interest in internal and international migration from South Asia. He pursues interests in the role of social identity in economic interaction using survey and experimental data, and is interested in the link between political identity, labour rioting violence and economic outcomes. Dr. Memon uses both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods for his research, and has led large household survey data collection efforts as well as experimental data, and semi-structured interviews and focus groups.
Dr. Hadia Majid, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Majid holds a PhD in Development Economics from The Ohio State University. Her research interests include economics of the household, parental decision-making, and human capital acquisition. Her earlier work evaluates the Mexican conditional cash transfer programme at the intra-household level and micro-impacts of the Lahore Metrobus. Currently, she is focused on labour markets in Pakistan. Here, her projects include mapping various aspects of the female labour force participation in Pakistan over the past 30 years, examining the constraints and vulnerabilities of women in the urban informal economy, the links between macroeconomic growth and gendered employment, and the impact of BISP on women's labour market outcomes and decision-making.
Mr. Haris Gazdar, Senior Researcher, Collective for Social Science Research (CSSR)
Mr. Gazdar has extensive research experience in economics and social policy. His recent work is focused on the relationship between women’s agricultural work, their own health and the health and nutrition of their children. Mr. Gazdar is a member of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture Intensification. He is also the Coordinator on Social Protection to the Chief Minister of Sindh, and is part of the effort for establishing a social protection system for the provincial government.
Mr. Rehan Rafay Jamil, PhD Candidate in Political Science
Mr. Jamil is a PhD candidate in the Political Science department at Brown University studying comparative politics. His research interests include political economy of development, social policy and citizenship in South Asia. His dissertation examines the political origins and citizenship impacts of Pakistan’s largest cash transfer program targeted at low income women: The Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP). Mr. Jamil’s research aims to make a contribution to the study of social policy, democratization and rights claims in South Asia, as well as a broader audience interested in the changing landscape of state-society relations and social policy interventions in the Global South. He holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree from Oberlin College. Prior to Brown, he worked with the World Bank's Social Protection and Labour practice in Washington DC, focusing on social safety nets in South Asia.