The New Zealand Diversity Forum

The New Zealand Diversity Forum is a platform which brings together individuals and organisations to share ideas and good practice on cultural diversity and positive race relations. The 11th annual Diversity Forum, organised by the Human Rights Commission, was held at AUT’s Auckland campus on 9 September 2015. The theme for the 2015 forum wasContinue reading “The New Zealand Diversity Forum”

Prof Pio’s Address for Leadership New Zealand Dinner with a Difference

“….It is visionary leaders who have the power to disrupt for good… to break apart or rupture the status quo for change…for brighter narratives in evoking a virtuous cycle of global citizenship and mindful conduct”. “Are we not all strands of the same skein of life? And in weaving our pattern for the future, weContinue reading “Prof Pio’s Address for Leadership New Zealand Dinner with a Difference”

Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan

The GCEHR makes an appeal for peace in Pakistan and for solidarity with the country’s persecuted Christian minority, in the wake of recent terror attacks that left at least 16 people dead and scores of others wounded in Youhanabad, Lahore. The attack has been claimed by a Taliban splinter group, calling itself Jamatul Ahrar. TheContinue reading “Interview: GCEHR for effective steps to protect religious minorities in Pakistan”

2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan

Cross-posted from University of Kent Every year, the president of Pakistan honours citizens and foreign nationals for excellence in various fields of activities on the country’s Independence Day. On Pakistan’s 65th Independence Day (14 August 2011), President Asif Zardari conferred the honour of Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) on Dr. Jawad Sarwar Naqvi Syed, senior lecturerContinue reading “2011: Dr. Jawad Syed Awarded Civil Decoration by President of Pakistan”