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.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Jan

Posted on: April 19th, 2014 by mariyam zahid

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.

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. 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.