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Program | CSAS 6th Annual U-M-Pakistan Conference

Infrastructure and Its Discontents

April 8, 2016  |  1636 School of Social Work Building

10:30 Introduction

10:45   Situating Infrastructure  

Nausheen Anwar (Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi)

"Rethinking Infrastructure & Development in the 21st Century in Industrializing Pakistan"

11:45  II Infrastructure, Identity, and Place: the Politics of Mega Development Projects i​n ​Pakistan

Majed Akhter (Department of Geography, Indiana University)

"The Indus as infrastructural fix: A critical regionalist perspective on the New Silk Road"

Hafeez Jamali  (School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Habib University, Karachi)

"Questionable Deeds and Unenviable Records: Plot, Parchi, and the Politics of Place in Gwadar, Pakistan"

1:15 Lunch

2:30  III   Detritus and Development: Seeing Infrastructure in Ruined Landscapes

Shahana Rajani (Gandi Engine Commission, Karachi)

Zahra Malkani (Gandi Engine Commission, Karachi)

3:30  IV Response

David Gilmartin (Department of History, North Carolina State University)

4:30  Coffee Break

5:00 V Roundtable on Engaged Scholarship

A Roundtable featuring UM graduate students which will address issues of engaged scholarship. Participants include:

Nick Caverly, Department of Anthropology, UM
Leslie Hempson, Department of History, UM
Ahsan Kamal, University of North Carolina
Nishita Trisal, Department of Anthropology, UM
Tara Weinberg, Department of History, UM