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9th Annual Pakistan Conference: Spaces of Capital

This conference was made possible with the generous co-sponsorhips by: the Institute for the Humanities, the Rackahm Graduate School, the Department of History, the History of Art Department,  the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Sociology, the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, the Institute for Research on Women & Gender, the Residential College, the Global Islamic Studies Center, and The American Institute of Pakistan Studies. This event is free and open to the public.

March 30, 2019

Conference Schedule


Opening Remarks


Capital Flows

Amen Jaffer (Lahore University of Management
: Discarded Flows: Circulation and Value in Lahore's Waste Economy 

Maira Hayat (Stanford University): 10 km of responsibility: Adjudications of the public-ness of water in Pakistan


The Social Life of Capital

Nicolas Martin (University of Zurich): Democracy and Discrimination: Comparing Caste-Based Politics in Indian and Pakistani Punjab

Muhammad Ali Jan (University of Oxford): The social origins of capital: trajectories of industrialization in Pakistani Punjab


Public Art

Saima Zaidi (Habib University)Sheherezade: The Walled City Anthology


Documentary Film (w/ Discussion after)

Perween Rahman:The Rebel Optimist by Filmmaker Mahera Omar