Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lectures on Capitalism

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a series of lectures on

Capitalism & the Crisis of Civilization
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

“…[the third point in calling this lecture a “crisis” of civilization].. This Economic and Social system is associated with inculcating a particular relationship between human beings  which is very different from the traditional relationship that we have seen over hundreds, thousands of years ..it systematically develops – as Erich Fromm has argued -  aggressiveness in acquisition, competition.. so this aggressiveness is combined with greed…celebrated by economists as greed is what keeps the market functioning…” Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

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The first lecture in the series was held on Sunday, 30th September 2012 -
The second lecture in the series was held on Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 6:00 pm

The third and final lecture will be held at a convenient date in November 2012

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Dr. Akmal Hussain is an economist, author and social activist. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Economics, Forman Christian College University, Member, Governing Board, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), and Senior Fellow, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).

He has also recently advised the Federal Government of Pakistan on economic policy as Chairman, Working Group on Institutions for Development, Panel of Economists and as Chairman of the Working Group on Poverty Reduction for Pakistan’s Tenth Five Year Plan.

Dr. Hussain has helped build organizations for overcoming poverty at the village, district, provincial and national levels in Pakistan. These include the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) at the national level and Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP) at the provincial level.
Apart from a large number of papers, reports and newspaper articles, Dr. Hussain has authored three books on development policy and has co-authored 27 other books on issues of poverty, peace and development, which have been internationally published.

Dr. Akmal Hussain has a B.A. Honours Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and
Ph.D. in Economics from Sussex University.  

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