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  • Friday, August 10, 2018

  • CIIT

  • CPS

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The International Office along with the collaboration of the Centre for Policy Studies and Humanities Department COMSATS University Islamabad arranged an interesting panel discussion on the topic: "Extremist and Security Narratives” at COMSATS University Islamabad, Video Conference Hall, Junaid Zaid Library on August 3, 2018 from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm.

The Panel discussion included a lecture by Dr. Julian Droogan, Senior Lecturer, Department of Security Studies & Criminology, Macquarie University on the topic “Social Media and Terrorism”. The Session also included a lecture of Dr. Imran Syed, Head, Centre for Policy Studies, COMSATS University Islamabad on the topic “Narratives of Terrorism & Security” and this was followed by a lecture by Dr. Sohail Ahmad, Assistant Professor, International Relations, COMSATS University Islamabad.

A question answer session was also conducted at the end of the session. The Session was well attended by CUI faculty members, staff and students.

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • CIIT

  • CPS

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Keeping in view the significance of coming elections 2018, Center for Policy Studies (CPS) CIIT, Islamabad organized a Roundtable Discussion on Electoral Processes and Public Policy Issues in Pakistan on May 3, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at BIC 1st floor CIIT Islamabad. The Aim of the session was to raise awareness amongst CIIT students and faculty members about Election procedures and processes, public policy issues and creating a research agenda in the field of electoral studies and public policy. The Session were moderated by Dr. Kalsoom Sumra and Dr. Shakeel Ahmad from CPS. The session was well attended by CIIT student, faculty members and dignitaries from civil society.

Dr. Imran Syed, Head CPS, CIIT Islamabad opened the session with the welcome remarks. In the beginning of the session, Dr. Shakeel Ahmad from CPS talked about “Electoral Studies: theoretical understanding”

Mr. Kanwar M. Dilshad Ex-Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan and Chairman National Democratic Foundation talked about “Electoral Management and Choices” followed by a lecture of Mr. Zafar Ullah Khan, CEO Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services on “Would Electoral Act 2017 Strengthen Electoral Integrity? Pakistan’s Debate in Comparative Perspective”

Professor Ijaz Shafi Gillani, Gallup, Pakistan talked about “Electoral Systems and Processes in Pakistan”. Dr. Faqir Hussain Ex- Registrar, Supreme Court of Pakistan talked about “Legal framework of Election, 2018”. Mr. Muhammad Khizer Aziz, DG (IT) ECP briefed about “Use of I.T in Electoral Management and Governance for coming election 2018”.

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

  • Business

  • Zafar

Centre for Policy Studies (CPS)
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT)

Invitation to a Panel Discussion
“Social Change and Positive Thinking”
Date:Thursday, 24 April 2014


10.30 am              Welcome Remarks by Dr. Faiz Bilqees,Senior Research Fellow, CPS
10.35 am              Remarks by the Chair, Dr. Aliya Moeen Zafar, Head of Humanities, CIIT,

10.55 am              Presentation on Imperative of Positive Thinking by Prof. Dr. B.A. Malik,
                             Preston University

11.00 am              Presentation on Social and Moral Contribution towards the Community by
                             Ms. Mariam Shah

11.20 am              Presentation on Pluralism and Culture of Tolerance by
                             Mr. Rana M.Athar Javed,          
                             Pakistan House

11.40 am              Social Change and the Role of Academicians by Dr. Shahid Siddiqui
                             Lahore School of Economics

12 Noon              Question-Answer Session

12.45 pm             Closing Remarks by the Chair

12.55 pm             Vote of Thanks by Ms. FauziaNasreen, Advisor CPS    

Venue: Video Conference Room, COMSATS Library, CIIT Islamabad.