Sunday, November 9, 2014

'A Planet in Peril & A Sense of the Sacred' - Dr. Akmal Hussain - Sunday, 16 Nov

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the concluding lecture in the series on
Capitalism & the 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

‘A Planet in Peril & A Sense of the Sacred’
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

Sunday, 16 November 2014
at 4:00 pm

31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 847 1855

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

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, U.K.  

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