Archive for the ‘humanities-dept’ Category

Amna Anwar

Posted on: February 13th, 2019 by salman javed

Amna Anwar is a Masters graduate in Globalisation and Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex. She graduated with BSc. Honors with a major in Political Science. Before ITU, she resided in Malaysia where she was worked for UNHCR project for Somalian refugees living in Malaysia. She also worked as a visiting faculty member at Lahore School of Economics where she taught the course “International Political Economy”.
Her current research has been centered around global governance of food systems through a value chain analysis. Her two recent publications are titled; “Global Governance: the new wave of Global Food Security”, and Value Chain Interventions: A blessing or a curse?” in the International journal of Education and Management.

Maha Kamal

Posted on: January 25th, 2019 by ituadmin

Ms. Kamal is an international public policy specialist, with a focus on energy policy. She was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for a Masters in International Public Policy, Queen Mary, University of London. She received a distinction on her dissertation “Conflicting Goals? Assessing the Paris Agreement through the lens of Energy Security.” She also holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Boston University in International Relations and Journalism.

 In the past, she has worked on governance, water and energy security at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI). She was invited as a speaker at leading national conferences such as Pakistan Energy Forum, Sustainable Development Conference etc. She also led the energy policy advocacy strategy with press releases and interviews on national television. She has written on policy issues in Dawn,  The News,  South Asia  Magazine,  Express Tribune etc.


Saira Salman

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 by salman javed

Having studied an M.Phil in English from Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore, Saira is presently employed as a Teaching Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Information Technology University. Before embarking on a teaching expedition at ITU, Saira Salman was a freelance writer and beta reader for various publishing websites. She was also a trainee pilot at the Lahore Flying Club.

Syeda Amna Hassan

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by ituadmin

Before joining ITU, Syeda Amna Hassan was a freelance reporter and private investigator, conducting investigations for terrorism and corruption trials. She was primarily retained by international law firms defending Pakistani clients accused of criminal activity based on thin or inconclusive evidence, and helped them gather evidence in Pakistan. She also wrote sporadically for local and international publications, including National Geographic, Pulitzer Center, Express Tribune, and Daily Times.

She has a Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is a Fulbright Scholar.

Maham Ashfaq

Posted on: September 13th, 2018 by ituadmin

Maham Ashfaq has a Masters in finance and economics from London School of Economics and graduated from LUMS with a gold medal in economics in 2016. She is currently pursuing a career in academia at ITU and public sector consultancy. She has previously worked with the Punjab government on their health reforms roadmap and has successfully implemented the 40 hospital transformation project. Along with that she also plays a key role in devising health policies for other public sector institutes such a Punjab Employment Social Security Institute and project management unit at Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department. Along with this, she is a proud recipient of Merit Scholarship, DHL and award of high distinction at LUMS, a fully funded scholarship at London school of economics, Cultural ambassador to USA and Austria on a fully funded scholarship and has presented her studies at an economic policy conference in Srilanka.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Jan

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by mariyam zahid

Dr. Fahd Ali

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by salman javed

Dr. Fahd Ali did his PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research. He also has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, and two Masters in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences and University of Utah, respectively. His research interests lie in macroeconomics and economic history with political economy as theme common to both.
Before joining the Information Technology University, he was working at Habib University as an assistant professor in their Social Development Policy and policy programme. He was also one of the 14 founding faculty members of the university. Prior to joining Habib University, He has worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi. His previous work experience includes working as a research assistant in Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad on programmes on renewable energy & clean fuels and sustainable livelihoods and environment.
He studied at University of Utah and the New School for Social Research on Fulbright Scholarship. He received the Frieda Wunderlich Memorial Award for Outstanding Dissertation by an International Student for his dissertation, Resource Mobilization through Taxation: The political economy of state and society in Pakistan. He was one of thirteen recipients of the 2016 New School for Social Research Commencement Award. This is the highest honor the school can bestow on its best Ph.D. graduates.

Dr. Hina Khalid

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by ituadmin

Hina Khalid is an Assistant Professor in the department of Economics at the Information Technology University. She uses mixed methods to study the effect of health and social policies on health outcomes, with a special interest in how institutions, governance and implementation mediate these outcomes.

Articles she has written have appeared in leading health and policy journals such as Administration and Society, Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management and the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Dr. Hina received her BSc. from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, her M.P.P from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, and her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Abubakr Khan

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by ituadmin

Dr. A Khan earned his PhD as a Fulbright/HEC/USAID Fellow in early 2016. He has an extensive research background in the humanities and social sciences.

He was an undergraduate at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) before transferring to the Lahore University of Management and Sciences (LUMS) in 2005. After completing his BSc (Honors) from LUMS, he spent a year working in news media and teaching undergraduates enrolled in the University of London International Programmes. In 2010, he was awarded the Fulbright MA and PhD scholarship and moved to New York. He went on to complete his doctorate from the State University of New York at Binghamton. For his dissertation and other supporting projects, he also worked at New York University (NYU) and The New School.

As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. A Khan also studied French, German and Persian, as a significant portion of his work involved the study and interpretation of philosophical and poetic texts in their original languages.

During the course of his PhD, he was invited to present papers at Purdue University, Istanbul Technical University and Queens College of the City University of New York among others. He was also short-listed for the Intellectual History program at John Hopkins. He designed and taught courses for the Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture program and the Comparative Literature department of the State University of New York. In early 2013, Dr. A Khan was asked to lead the concluding roundtable discussion of the conference titled “The Production of Knowledge and the Future of the University”.

As an undergraduate at LUMS, he worked for nearly three years at the university’s Academic Writing Center. He also helped establish the LUMS women’s football team, and served as the head coach and manager of the squad for two years. In his senior year, he was also the Vice President of Sports at LUMS.

For the humanities and social sciences programs at ITU, such as the MSc in Development Studies, Dr. A Khan will design and teach courses that focus on a) the history of intellectual thought, b) the analysis and interpretation of concepts in philosophical and poetic (literary) texts, and c) the re-valuation of concepts that relate to the existential, political, sociocultural and technological realities (and possibilities) of our world. So, the aim is to engage with concepts that are fundamental to the question of development and change, with a special focus on “philosophies” of creativity and relationality.

Dr. Ammar Aftab

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by salman javed

Dr. Ammar Aftab holds a PhD in Health Economics from Texas A&M University. Dr. Aftab is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Information Technology University. He has researched extensively on issues related to implementation, financing, and impacts of health policies. In the US, he worked on the impact of marijuana legalization and gun laws. He also works as an international expert for health financing with multilateral development banks. In the past two years Dr. Aftab has worked in more than 16 countries globally.
Dr. Aftab’s current research interests focus on the use of digital health and achievement of universal health coverage in developing economies. He is currently engaged in projects in Latin America and Southeast Asia.