IUI-UNCW to hold conference on “Local Cities, Foreign Capitals

ISLAMABAD:An international conference titled “Local Cities, Foreign Capitals: Finding the Local Anchor in the Global Cultures” is scheduled to commence from Monday Oct 09 at the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

This multi-disciplinary conference is a joint venture of the Departments of English, Politics &IR at IIUI and theUniversity of North Carolina Wilmington, USA, as part of the US Department of State’s University Partners Grant Program, said a press release on Sunday.

It is the second in a series of such conferences after the first one was hosted by UNCW in May 2016.

More than a hundred papers are expected to be presented by researchers from various countries on issues as diverse as globalization,Diaspora Studies, Religious Identities, global politics, world literature, linguistics and many more. The conference is expected to address the myriad and seminal forms of impact that globalization has had and continues to exert on the many facets of religion, politics, society and culture in the world. The Keynote speakers of the conference include Senator MushahidHussain Syed, Dr Cara Cilano, Dr. AsifFarrukhi, DrNazirHussain, Professor Mohammad Khalid Masood and DrShahidSiddiqi.