March 3, 2021
Join us for the sixty-sixth session of LUMS Live: Book Launch: Pakistan’s Political Parties. Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre (MHRC), as part of the Political Economy of Development Series, this session will be moderated by Dr. Umair Javed. Dr. Javed will be joined by authors of the book, including, Dr. Mariam Mufti, Dr. Sarah Khan and Dr. Asad Liaqat, who will discuss the premise of the book, the country’s diverse party system and the state of Pakistan after its 2018 elections.
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm (PKT)
Dr. Mariam Mufti - Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo
Dr. Mufti has a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and has studied the politics of hybrid regimes with a focus on the role of the military, political parties, and identity in the processes of recruitment and selection of the political elite in Pakistan. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Politics, Politics and Governance and Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy and co-edited the volume on Pakistan’s Political Parties: Surviving between Democracy and Dictatorship. Dr. Mufti has also authored monographs on democratic development, political parties and religious extremism for The Asia Foundation, Centre for Strategic International Studies and Department for International Development.
Dr. Asad Liaqat - Research Scientist, Facebook
Dr. Liaqat’s work focuses on financial inclusion and digital currencies as part of his role at Facebook. He has a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, and his research and policy work has focused on political accountability, women's political participation, politician decision-making and other related topics.
Dr. Sarah Khan - Assistant Professor, Yale University
Dr. Khan has a PhD in Political Science from Columbia University and researches gender and comparative politics, with a regional specialisation in South Asia. In her work, she studies gender gaps in political preferences, and the barriers to women’s political participation and representation. She also researches strategies to prevent and address violence against women in the developing world.
Dr. Umair Javed - Assistant Professor, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS
Dr. Javed has a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests span various aspects of political participation, socio-economic development, and urban public life in South Asia, and his academic work has been published in Economic and Political Weekly, Current History, and Catalyst: A Journal of Theory and Strategy. He is currently working on a cross-country study of contentious mobilisation around energy access in low-income settlements in Pakistan, Mozambique, and Nigeria, with researchers at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex.