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2020 Conferences

TechWomen Pakistan
Grantee: Eileen Brewer and Cathy Simpson
February 26 - March 12, 2020

Eileen Brewer and Cathy Simpson conducted a series of over 30 talks, workshops, and sessions on topics relating to women in STEM and entrepreneurship in February and March 2020 in Lahore and Islamabad. The program's participants discussed new frontiers in STEM education and practices and how best to support women pursuing STEM education or entrepreneurship. Women made up a majority of attendees at almost all of the venues and were promised continuing support from the speakers in their pursuits of using STEM ideas and practices in start-ups. Brewer and Simpson also hosted five separate programs at various institutions across Lahore and Islamabad, including a panel discussion at the Government College University, Lahore, that featured four prominent Vice-Chancellors. These additional programs allowed the speakers to explore topics such as cybersecurity and STEM education for younger students. Participants in these programs were excited to use their knowledge and spread information at their institutions to further the program's reach.



CSS Exam Preparation Series
June 30 – September 3, 2020

The CSS Exam Preparation Series was a six-part, virtual lecture and Q&A series administered to help candidates prepare for the Central Superior Services (CSS) Exam in Pakistan. The series was organized by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and AIPS and ran from June to September 2020. Each session was divided into a fifty-minute lecture followed by a brief Q&A session. Each lecture was live-streamed, and recordings have been uploaded for later viewing.



CAORC-AIPS Faculty Development Seminar: Teaching Pakistan Workshop
July 14-15, 2020

Participants of the 2019 CAORC-AIPS Faculty Development Seminar in Pakistan gathered for a 2-day “Teaching Pakistan Workshop” on July 14-15, 2020. The workshop, organized by Glenn Corbett, sought to facilitate a discussion on the impacts and experiences of the faculty participants. After having traveled to Pakistan for a two-week exchange in June 2019, participants shared the outcomes of the program and how they have begun to implement their experiences into their curriculum and research. Each administrator/faculty member shared some of the highlights of their experience and how it translates to their campus and classroom.



American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) Dissertation-to-Book Workshop
October 14-15, 2020

This workshop aimed to help a select number of recent PhDs to re-vision their doctoral dissertations as books. Originally part of the Annual Conference on South Asia, the workshop occurred virtually. The workshop was sponsored by the American Institute of Indian Studies, American Institute of Pakistan Studies, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, and American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies.