Kinnaird College For University marked the end of a fruitful collaboration with Arizona State University last week with an international conference titled “Interactions and Interchanges: Literature, Culture, Globalization”.

The three-day conference was organised by the university’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) and was held to celebrate the successful completion of the 3-year partnership with the US varsity.

Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairperson Professor Dr Mohammad Nizamuddin was the guest of honour at the closing event of the conference. The event also became the platform for the launch of the 2nd issue of Kinnaird Journal of Research and Reviews in Social Sciences. The inauguration was done by US Consul General Colleen Crenwelge along with representatives of Arizona State University.

During the course of the three-day conference, a variety of thematic topics relating to gender and body, belonging and dislocation, migrant populations, nations, and borders, colonialism and imperialism, experiences of war and peace, trauma and resilience, illness and healing, urbanization and the environment, memory, history and identity, experiences of colonialism and post colonialism, labor and work were discussed by national and international experts.

With significant contributions from Kinnaird College Principal Dr Rukhsana David and Director Research Dr Ghazala Yaqub, the conference successfully marked the end of a prolific partnership with Arizona State University. The collaboration provided an opportunity for researchers and scholars from academia and industry to come together for broader collaboration in areas of common interest. About 200 research papers from 30 national and international universities were presented in the conference.

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