Tenth Hamza Alavi Memorial Lecture, Dec 18, 2011, Karachi

Hamza Alavi: eminent sociologist, addressed issues of nationality, gender and fundamentalism

Ayesha Siddiqa: political analyst, author of Military Inc.

The Tenth Hamza Alavi Memorial Lecture (free and open to the public)
Keynote speaker: Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa – Bringing Change in Praetorian State (see her recent essay in EPW on Pakistan’s Modernity: Between the Military and MilitancySunday, Dec 18, 2011, at 4.00 pm
Venue: Dr. Zaki Hasan Auditorium, Jinnah Medical & Dental College, Shaheed-e-Millet Road, Karachi.
Chair: Dr. Jaffar Ahmed;  Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Mohd Ali Siddiqi
Followed by high tea (thanks to Dr. Tariq Sohail).
The lecture, published by the Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences, will be available for just Rs.30 per copy. Donations to this cause are always welcome. Please make cheques out to the National Council of Academics, mailing address D 61, Blo0ck 2, Clifton, Karachi 75600

Two invitations (Jamal Naqvi, Hamza Alavi events) and some uploads

Armed police confronting unarmed students (Students' Herald, Jan 19 1953)

New uploads & pix at Dr Sarwar blog
* Those killed on Jan 7 & 8, 1953 – martyrs’ to the students’ cause
* Article by Saghir Ahmed, High School Students Federation (Students Herald ’53)
* Article by Shahid Husain on the student movement, Editor’s Choice in PKonweb.com


An evening with PROF. JAMAL NAQVI
“Defend and Strengthen Democracy”

Fri, Dec 11, 2009, 4:00 p.m., Karachi Press Club
Contact: Nasir Arain, Ph: 0300 8200718

8th Annual HAMZA ALAVI Distinguished Memorial Lecture, “Pakistan and the Nature of the State: Revisionism, Jihad and Governance” by Khaled Ahmed, Consulting Editor, The Friday Times, Lahore.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009, at 5 pm, Jinnah Medical College, Shaheed Millat Road, Karachi.
Contact: Iqbal Alavi, Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences
0300-927-6504 & 021-3583-1807

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