Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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 2008) 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...
Wed, 2019-05-08
The Networking Session with LUMS Faculty and MGSHSS Students was held on May 3, 2019 at LUMS, organised by the Career Services Office (CSO) in collaboration with Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS). The following companies participated in the event: • Coca Cola...
Mon, 2019-05-06
The 2nd International Conference on Gender Work and Society (ICGWS) titled, ‘Gender, work and leadership: Bringing together feminist and postcolonial insights’ was held on April 27 and 28, 2019. The conference, organised by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) at the Suleman Dawood...
Wed, 2019-04-17
Muhammad Abubakar Usman, a third-year Economics student at the Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, representing the Lahore Division Swimming team at the Punjab Games 2019, has won 3 Gold and 1 Silver Medal. He was awarded Gold in the 50m Breaststroke, 4x100 Freestyle relay and...
Mon, 2019-04-15
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mushtaq Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS hosted its Thirteenth Annual Conference from April 10-11, 2019. The conference was co-sponsored by the Shahid Hussain Foundation and the Mahbub-Ul-Haq Research Centre at LUMS. The...
Tue, 2019-04-09
The launch ceremony of the Pakistan@100 Report took place on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at LUMS. The Pakistan@100 Initiative is a World Bank effort to engender more vibrant policy debates on what the future should hold for Pakistan. LUMS is a partner in this effort. The initiative seeks to identify...
Wed, 2019-03-27
‘Queer Futures,’ the 3-day workshop on gender and sexuality, was hosted by the Saida Waheed Gender Initiative from March 14–16, 2019. It was co-organised by Dr. Nida Kirmani, Associate Professor of Sociology, LUMS, along with Dr. Omar Kasmani, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Freie Universitaet,...
Mon, 2019-03-18
Session 9 registrations have been closed after an overwhelming turnout. Thank you all for the immense response. Our team is always hard at work to cherry-pick courses that will help you hone your skills. Rest assured, we will be back soon for all those who could not enrol in this session, with a...
Thu, 2019-03-14
The Government of Pakistan has honoured Luqman Ali Afzal, a BSc Economics 2002 graduate of Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, LUMS with the prestigious Pride of Performance award. This is the first time ever that the Government has added the entrepreneurship category...
Tue, 2019-02-12
The South Asian Economics Students’ Meet (SAESM) took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from January 21-23 and proved to be a remarkable experience for Team Pakistan. Team Pakistan consisted of ten students (nine from LUMS and one from Lahore School of Economics (LSE)) and six instructors (four from LUMS...
Fri, 2018-12-28
Dr. Ayesha Ali, Assistant Professor of Economics at Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), LUMS and Dr. Ihsan Ayyub Qazi, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Syed Babar Ali School of  Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS have won the highly...
Thu, 2018-12-27
Amen Jaffer, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) has published in The Drama Review, a journal published by the New York University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Dr....
Thu, 2018-12-27
Saba Pirzadeh, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) has published her article, titled “Topographies of Fear: War and Environmental Othering in Mirza Waheed’s The Collaborator and Nadeem Aslam...
Wed, 2018-12-26
Dr. Hasan H. Karrar, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) published article titled, Between Border and Bazaar: Central Asia’s Informal Economy in the Journal of ‘Contemporary Asia’ on October 24,...
Tue, 2018-12-18
Two students from the Department of Economics, Mushtaq Ahamd Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), LUMS, Alyshan Parvez and Mohammad Mansoor have won the 2nd Runner -up position in the Regional Finale for PepsiCo Change the Game Challenge 2018 and have secured the 2nd position...
Tue, 2018-12-11
Nida Kirmani, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) has co-authored an  article titled, ‘Moving Beyond the Binary: Gender-based Activism in Pakistan’ which has been published by Feminist...