Saturday, February 2, 2013

3rd lecture of series Capitalism & Crisis

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Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the third and final lecture in the series of lectures on
Capitalism & the Crisis of Civilization

'The Way Forward: Ranjha & Revolution'
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

Sunday, 1oth February 2013
at 5:00 pm

Highlight of the 1st Lecture 
('values', 'humans and nature', 'humans and commodities' - 30th September 2012) 

“…[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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Highlight of the 2nd lecture 
('nature as an exploitable resource' - 16th October 2012)

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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