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9th Annual Pakistan Conference

AIPS is co-sponsored the 9th Annual Pakistan Conference: Spaces of Capital at the University of Michigan on March 30, 2019. This conference brought together vibrant scholars around the intersection of economy and politics. The first panel of the conference dealt with urban infrastructure with a paper by Amen Jaffer (LUMS) on waste management and a paper by Maira Haya (Stanford) on water. The second panel examined the relation between contemporary rural economic arrangements and long-standing social groups like caste and lineage with papers by Muhammad Ali Jan (Oxford) and Nicolas Martin (University of Zurich). The conference ended with a screening of the film The Rebel Optimist, about the acclaimed activist Perween Rahman, a former participant in the UM Pakistan conference.