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The Centre for Governance and Public Management (CGPM) housed at the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) organised an International Conference on ‘Creating Inclusive Organizational and Public Spaces’ on March 30-31, 2018.

Renowned academics, development practitioners, post-graduate and undergraduate research students and professionals from numerous business and civil society organisations attended and participated in the Conference.

The two-day event commenced with an inauguration ceremony where Professor Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Jawad Syed, Dean SDSB and Dr. M. Azfar Nisar, Director CGPM welcomed the audience with their inspirational and refreshing remarks.

The inauguration was followed by the first keynote speaker session of the conference, where Dr. Beverly Dawn Metcalfe, Associate Professor in International Management and Development, Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon delivered an invigorating keynote speech on Islamic Feminism.

The Conference sessions evolved around a

series of themes including Gender and Inclusion, Urban Public Spaces, Leadership and Inclusion, Media and Inclusion, The Role of Activism in Creating Inclusive Spaces and Corporate Governance/Inclusive Public Spaces.

The sessions were attended by several distinguished and renowned panellists including Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Ms. Masarrat Misbah, Mr. Mushtaq Chhapra, Ms. Ume Laila Azhar, Mr. I.A. Rehman, Ms. Roshaneh Zafar, Mr. Matiuallah Jan, Ms. Nasim Zehra, Mr. Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, Mr. Zarrar Khuhro, Ms. Andleeb Abbas, Dr. Nasira Jabeen, Dr. Saba Gul Khattak, Dr. Aasim Sajjad Akhtar, Mr. Arafat Mazhar, Mr. I.A. Rehman and Ms. Nighat Dad.

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