Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Wed, 2019-12-11
Alumni from the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS continue to make their alma mater proud. Khadija Zaidi, BA English ’18, is currently working as an Editorial Assistant for renowned Policy Analyst and senior journalist, Raza  Ahmad Rumi....
Wed, 2019-12-11
LUMS faculty members from the Departments of Economics and Electrical Engineering recently participated in a Workshop, “Promoting Green Growth and Technology in Food-Water and Energy Nexus for OIC Countries – Challenges and Opportunities” held at the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry and...
Fri, 2019-11-22
Dr. Ali Raza and Dr. Ali Usman Qasmi, Associate Professors at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, have curated a first of its kind Digital Archive at LUMS. A collaboration with the Technology and Peace Initiative (TPI), the Archive is a research repository that aims...
Tue, 2019-11-19
Dr. Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at LUMS, has recently published a book titled ‘Youth and the National Narrative. Education, Terrorism and the Security State in Pakistan’. The book is a unique window into how...
Thu, 2019-10-24
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) organised its Dean’s Honour List ceremony on October 18, 2019. The event, held annually, recognises the outstanding academic achievements of students for the academic year 2018-19. Faculty members from the School also...
Thu, 2019-10-17
An exceptional team from LUMS was honoured with the Brian Shackel Award at INTERACT 2019. The team included Suleman Shahid, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Director of the Computer Human Interaction and Social Experience Lab (CHISEL), along with three students, Rabiah Arshad and Murtaza...
Sat, 2019-10-05
Fake news or misinformation on social media platforms is a growing phenomenon in the world and can have a profound social, economic, and political impact on societies ranging from election interference, polarisation, and violence. This problem is particularly challenging in developing countries...
Thu, 2019-10-03
On October 1, 2019, Jam Kamal Khan, Chief Minister Balochistan, visited LUMS and participated in an interactive session about the province and the steps that can be taken to develop it further. The session was attended by LUMS faculty as well as students at the University who originally hail from...
Fri, 2019-09-27
LUMS has been ranked the number 1 University in Pakistan, among the top 50 in Asia, and top 200 globally according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Graduate Employability Ranking 2020. This is a remarkable achievement for LUMS and reaffirms that students at the University are receiving a...
Fri, 2019-09-13
The eighth LUMS Young Writers Workshop took place from August 5-9, 2019. Organised and conducted by Bilal Tanweer, Associate Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the annual workshop is the only residential creative writing workshop in Pakistan....
Thu, 2019-09-12
Making the whole country proud, the short film, Darling, directed by LUMS alum Saim Sadiq won the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Darling, the first Pakistani film to be nominated and to have won at the Venice Film Festival, tells the story of a...
Wed, 2019-09-04
Dr. Saba Pirzadeh, Assistant Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, completed a research fellowship at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany from June-August 2019. Her project focused...
Tue, 2019-09-03
Faculty member of the Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies (CLCS) Minor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), Dr. Zebunnisa Hamid, has been selected to be part of Pakistan’s Oscar Selection Committee this year. The Committee includes preeminent members...
Fri, 2019-08-23
Lifetime Learning @LUMS celebrated the achievements of 300 successful graduates at the closing ceremony of its 9th session on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, Interim Provost, LUMS and Dean, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences was the Guest of Honour at...
Thu, 2019-08-22
The Gurmani Center for Languages and Literature has published its annual student magazine, Numūd, Volume 8, 2019. Numūd is the only student magazine in Pakistan which contains contributions solely from the students of its parent institution, LUMS. The Editorial Board of the magazine consists of...
Wed, 2019-08-21
The Gurmani Centre of Languages and Literature held a one-day workshop on August 3 designed to assist Pakistani students applying to humanities graduate schools in the United States and Canada. Led and organised by Dr. Maryam Wasif Khan (LUMS), Dr. Jennifer Dubrow (University of Washington), Zain...
Mon, 2019-07-29
The Advanced Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI), a holistic four-week, fully funded academic residential programme, served the diverse LUMS community for the second year by helping enrolled students, who were struggling academically, re-integrate and adapt to the challenging structure and rigour of...
Tue, 2019-07-23
Ghoomo Phirro organized the Walled City Scavenger Hunt for MGSHSS students of Advanced Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) on July 5, 2019 .  A thrilling chase through the narrow streets of the walled city in search of hidden havelis, lassi stalls, spice bazaars, and delicious food joints...
Tue, 2019-07-23
Ghoomo Phirro organized a cultural excursion to Ganda Singh Border and Kasur city for the Advance Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) students of MGSHSS on Friday, June 28, 2019. The program is geared towards helping students who are falling through the cracks and need help establishing a...
Tue, 2019-07-23
The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) organized first Ice-cream Social for Advance Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI, 2019) on Wednesday, June 26, (PDC first floor), where students gathered together in the company of instructors, peers, mentors and musicians who...
Fri, 2019-07-19
LUMS alumna, Fiza Farhan, BSc Economics (Class of 2007) continues to make her alma mater proud. She contributes to development agendas in a wide variety of areas that she is passionate about, including women empowerment, climate change, inclusive development and gender equality. Her...
Mon, 2019-07-08
Organised by LUMS and Jazz, the ‘Learning How to Learn’ keynote sessions by Dr. Barbara Oakley were a huge success with a packed auditorium in Islamabad, and over 750 and 600 participants in Lahore and Karachi, respectively. Moreover, the virtual outreach of the talk exceeded hundreds of thousands...
Tue, 2019-07-02
Graduates from the Class of 2019 reminisced their LUMS journey at their first alumni reunion held at a popular bowling alley on Friday, June 28, 2019. They exchanged stories about their time together at the University and shared experiences from their post-graduation life with peers. Despite...
Sun, 2019-06-30
LUMS held its 31st Convocation ceremony on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  With 1034 students receiving degrees, this was the University’s largest Convocation ceremony, to date.  Dr. Sania Nishtar, Prime Minister of Pakistan’s special assistant and Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and...
Wed, 2019-06-26
A four-week long immersion programme, Advanced Summer Learning Initiative (ASLI), is designed to benefit those who are struggling academically. With the support of the Gurmani Foundation, this summer, the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) will train 87 students...
Thu, 2019-05-23
Mohammad Uzair Akram from the BSc (Hons) Economics class of 2016 came second at the Tufts 100K New Ventures Competition. The annual competition, organised by the Tufts Entrepreneurship Centre, draws entries from alumni, faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students from all 10 schools...
Fri, 2019-05-17
Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members, Dr. Mohammad Waseem and Dr. Asma Faiz’s research proposal on the evolution of Federalism in Pakistan recently came out as the winner of the competition for the PERIDOT Research Programme and has been awarded a 3-year...
Mon, 2019-05-13
Since its establishment in Fall 2015, the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative leverages research, teaching, and praxis related to gender at LUMS. The Initiative promotes interdisciplinary inquiry that is attentive to the construction and operation of gender across different spatial and temporal contexts...
Mon, 2019-05-13
On Friday, May 3, 2019, the Dean’s Office at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Gurmani Centre for Languages and Literature organised a conference on the life and legacy of the late Eqbal Ahmad (1933–1999). Considered by many as an audacious outsider for whom...
Mon, 2019-05-13
A Sri Lankan delegation comprising of Sri Lankan Vice Chancellors, Deputy Vice Chancellors, Senior Officials of the University Grant Commission and Ministry of Higher Education visited LUMS on May 7, to enhance the academic and professional relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The...