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IWD: challenges ahead

A quick quesion: How long do you think it will take before the number of women enrolled in universities worldwide equals the number of men? Five years? Fifteen years? Twenty-five…

No permanent enemies

Recent developments in Northern Ireland are the latest blow to the notion that peoples and communities nurture ‘ancient hatreds’, which periodically lead to conflict and war. Northern Ireland, comprising the…

China’s giant leap

A gathering of some 5,000 top scientists and engineers listened in pin-drop silence on January 7, 2020 as Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out his vision and strategy to make…

The saga of elections

Elections are just round the corner. The famous English proverb says that “There is many a slip between the cup and the lip” but in this case all slippery obstacles…

Need for ethical business conduct

Recently, the Pakistan’s economic environment has been tainted by the shadows of unethical practices, raising worries about the ethical conduct of some Pakistani businessmen. While it is important to recognize…

The beauty of mathematics

Public discourse is mind-boggling these days: economists peddle political manifestos; politicians debate arcane economic issues; lawyers don’t make sense whatsoever; and rational persuasion gives no return. So, it is mighty…

The land where time stands still

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a panel on the issue of harassment on university campuses. The audience comprised students, 20-something-year-old men and women, from various public universities…