Speaking, knowledge events
June 2009: â€œRethinking aid: Moving beyond the rhetoric of capacity developmentâ€ â€“A presentation made at the Regional Management Team Meeting of SNV Asia (SNV- Netherlands Development Organisation) in Bangkok, Thailand as a guest speaker.
March 2010: â€œEntitlements and the postcolonial state: E-governance initiatives in Pakistan & South Asiaâ€ presented at a capacity development workshop at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre.
April 2010: â€œEndemic crisis of federalism in Pakistanâ€, a presentation made at the Sixth Annual Conference on the Management of Pakistanâ€™s Economy.
August 2010: â€œManaging development in post-conflict contextsâ€, a presentation given to multi-donor moot in Islamabad, Pakistan.
October 2010: â€œFrom Crisis to Crisis-Governance & Rule of Law Assessments in Pakistanâ€ â€“ presentation at the Regional Consultation on Access to Justice Assessments, UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok.
November 2010: â€œTransparency and Accountability of South Asian Parliamentsâ€, a presentation made at South Asia for Human Rights (SAHR) Conference entitled â€“ The Challenges for South Asia: Human Rights & Democracy.
December 2010: â€œInnovations in governing primary health care â€“ the case of Punjab province of Pakistanâ€, a presentation made at the Kerala Institute of Management, India during the annual conference of Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Governance and Public Administration.
May 2011: â€œSocial Media, Governance & Accountabilityâ€, a talk given at the First International Social Media Summit, Karachi.
June 2011: â€œThe Role of media in promoting democratic governanceâ€, a presentation made at theSouth Asian Regional Conference on Promoting Gender Responsive Democratic Governance in South Asia hosted by South-Asia Partnership, Nepal.
June 2011: â€œSocial Protection â€“ Issues and Optionsâ€, a presentation at a regional seminar on Social Protection Frameworks organized by UNICEF/Planning Commission, Bhurban, Pakistan.
July 2011: â€œ18TH Amendment and Beyond: Rethinking Development in Pakistanâ€, spoke and moderated a panel on environmental governance at the Inspiring Leadership for Sustainable Development, a conference by LEAD, Pakistan.
July 2011:â€œResults based Management in Public Sectorâ€ at the International Growth Conference organized by the Planning Commission of Pakistan.[/li_item][li_item icon=”fa-circle”]September 2011: â€œCitizens and Constitutionâ€, a talk given at a learning event, â€œState of Constitutionalism in Pakistanâ€, Centre for Civic Education, Pakistan.
September 2011: â€œGovernance & Gender: Lessons from South Asiaâ€, a talk given at the SAP event on â€œExploring the State of Gender Friendliness in Democratic Institutionsâ€œ, Lahore Pakistan.
September 2011: â€œElected Local Governments: Revival and Reformsâ€, presentation at the National Roundtable Consultation organised by Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Sangat Foundation and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Pakistan.
February 2015: Panel Discussant/speaker at National Press Club, Washington DC at the launch of World Press Freedom Index 2015 by Reporters Without Borders.
February 2015: Guest lecture on “ISIS, Islam, and the Crisis of Globalization” at American University, Washington DC, USA.
January 2015: Participated in a panel discussing focusing on â€œCulture and Diplomacyâ€ after a theatrical presentation by Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University.
January 2015: Spoke at a panel discussion on â€œAfter Peshawar: Domestic Security in Pakistanâ€ at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC, USA.
January 2015: Lecture â€œCulture and Conflictâ€, at a graduate class at School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (with Amb. Cynthia Schenieder).
December 2014: â€œMedia, language and powerâ€, an event organized by the Society of Urdu Literature, Washington DC USA.
December 2014: â€œReporting in Conflict Zonesâ€, lectured at the University of Maryland School of Journalism, Washington DC USA.
November 2014: â€œSouth Asia: Human Rights and Developmentâ€, a lecture delivered at a training class for State Department officials, at the Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA, USA.
November 2014: Spoke as 2-member panel on â€œThe Rise of Religious Intolerance in Pakistan: Implications for Democratic Development and Human Rightsâ€, a discussion organized by the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC USA.
November 2014: â€œYoung Leaders from Pakistanâ€, discussion organized by the Atlantic Council, Washington DC USA.
November 2014: â€œCulture and Peace buildingâ€, spoke at an event organized by the Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia USA where my book Delhi by Heart was launched as well.