The Centre for Business and Society Hosts A Dialogue On 'Why Think Tanks Matter in Times of Crisis'
On January 29, 2021, the Centre for Business and Society (CBS), LUMS hosted a virtual dialogue forum on "Why Think Tanks Matter in Times of Crisis". This event took place after the 2021 global virtual forum on the same topic, which was organised by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP).
The Centre's co-host for this virtual forum was the Centre for Public Policy and Governance (CPPG), FCC. The forum panel included experts from diverse institutions who shared their insights on the role of think tanks in Pakistan and academia while considering a range of political, societal, developmental and economic contexts. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Shakeel Sadiq Jajja, LUMS, and featured Dr. Syed Zahoor Hassan and Dr. Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar from LUMS, Dr. Saeed Shafqat, Dr. Rabia Chaudhry, Ms. Saba Shahid and Mr. Raheem ul Haque from CPPG, Mr. Mosharraf Zaidi from TabadLab, Dr. Rabia Akhtar from the University of Lahore, Dr. Azeem Ali Shah from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and Ms. Mehreen Shahzad from WWF-Pakistan.
We would like to thank all those who participated in this event, and hope that this will lead to a series of national-level forums and a local network of think tanks through which there can be open discussion and advocacy for evidence-based policymaking.
Watch the discussion here.