Ideas Conclave 2nd Edition

We are delighted to welcome you back with the 2nd Edition of Ideas Conclave. For our first session we have award winning author of Remnants of a Separation Aanchal Malhotra speaking to our Head of External Relations Raza Goraya. Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and writer based in New Delhi, India. She is the co-founder of the Museum of Material Memory and writes extensively on the 1947 Partition and its related topics. Her first book, published in South Asia as Remnants of a Separation (2017) and internationally as Remnants of Partition (2019), was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, British Academy’s Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, Hindu Lit for Life Non-Fiction Prize and the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize

Universities are purposed to be incubators of new ideas and creative thoughts both inside and outside the classroom. In furtherance of this purpose, the University of Central Punjab launched the Ideas Conclave in 2020. The initiative aims to serve as an interface between leading thinkers, writers, academics, and accomplished professionals through a series of conversations, workshops, and roundtables to add breadth to our students’ understanding of the complex issues surrounding us. This platform shall also aim to serve as a learning aid for students, as we plan on holding sessions that are also in tune with their university courses. In the first Ideas Conclave session, issues such as the global climate crisis, Pakistan’s foreign policy and its relationship with the United States of America, judicial and police reforms in Pakistan, women’s participation in public life were discussed alongside problems facing the nascent publishing industry in Pakistan as part of the first Ideas Conclave season one.

Don’t forget to catch all Ideas Conclave sessions live on UCP’s official Facebook account.